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WhatsApp is trying its best to keep users from switching to Signal and Telegram

WhatsApp is trying its best to keep users from switching to Signal and Telegram

Since it rolled out its new terms of service, WhatsApp has been caught in a whirlwind — the changes precipitated an exodus to alternate apps. Seemingly losing ground in major markets around the world, the Facebook-owned messaging service has now pushed the deadline to accept the new terms and is actively seeking to control the damage that has been caused by them.

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Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

Signal vs Telegram: Which is the best privacy-focused WhatsApp alternative?

WhatsApp’s recent policy update has turned into a Pandora’s box for the app's parent firm, Facebook. The resulting exodus to rival platforms has sent shockwaves so strong that the company felt the need to run full front-page ads in several Indian dailies to make its case. While Facebook was busy doing some damage control, Telegram and Signal got to benefit from disgruntled users flocking en masse for their apps. Telegram emerged as the bigger winner of the two, having added over 25 million users in just three days (breaching the milestone of 500 million active users in the process).

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Signal hits 50 million installs on Play Store amid WhatsApp privacy concerns

Signal hits 50 million installs on Play Store amid WhatsApp privacy concerns

WhatsApp's new terms of service have resulted in an exodus of users moving to alternative, "more secure" messaging services. While there a bunch to choose from, Telegram and Signal seem to be the most popular of all. Shortly after the former added 25 million users in 72 hours, the latter has crossed the 50-million mark on the Google Play Store.

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Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

Telegram adds 25 million new users in just 72 hours as rival apps falter

It's only just getting started, but 2021 feels like it will be a crucial year for social apps. The world's most popular app, WhatsApp, just announced changes to its privacy policy that will increase Facebook's powers to use your data. Meanwhile, one of the world's most controversial apps, Parler, was unceremoniously dumped from the internet this week. Unsurprisingly, this is great news for rival chat app Telegram.

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Signal tops app store charts globally as WhatsApp bows down to Facebook

Signal tops app store charts globally as WhatsApp bows down to Facebook

WhatsApp has been reaping the whirlwind ever since it rolled out its new terms of service, which give parent company Facebook more control over user data. While some users aren't as bothered, others definitely don't seem comfortable with the accept-or-die ultimatum served by WhatsApp. Resultantly, Signal — an alternative, more secure messaging app — has gained some incredible traction in the last few days, placing itself at the top of charts on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store in various countries.

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Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram's People Nearby feature reveals exact user locations through triangulation

Telegram is the messaging platform of choice for millions around the world. A big part of its appeal has been the privacy features that it has to offer, but is it really as secure as users think? A new report looks to how the service's People Nearby feature can be exploited to reveal the location of other users without much difficulty.

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Telegram announces plan to earn revenue via premium features and ads

Telegram announces plan to earn revenue via premium features and ads

Over the years, Telegram has proven to be a popular alternative to WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. It's now on the verge of reaching 500 million active users, and as it approaches this milestone, co-founder Pavel Durov has announced plans to start earning revenue in 2021 through premium features and an ad platform.

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Telegram adds always-on voice chats, SD card support, and new animations (APK Download)

Telegram adds always-on voice chats, SD card support, and new animations (APK Download)

As the year draws to a close, Telegram is pushing out a new update that adds to what is already one of the most feature-rich messaging apps. The most interesting addition is Voice Chats, which allows users in a group chat to participate in an always-on conference call, coming and going as they please.

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OnePlus Game Space is now simply ‘OnePlus Games’ and looks like a Samsung app

OnePlus Game Space is now simply ‘OnePlus Games’ and looks like a Samsung app

OnePlus is in the process of updating its apps to fit its new Oxygen OS 11 theme better. The company no longer tries to stick as close to the stock or Pixel look as possible, but instead wants to develop its own design to stand out from the crowd. It settled for a Samsung-like focus on reachability with big titles and options to get content as close to your thumbs as possible. The OnePlus Game Space is the next app to receive this makeover, complete with a new icon and a new name: OnePlus Games.

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Telegram 7.2 adds new tricks and treats just in time for Halloween (APK Download)

Telegram 7.2 adds new tricks and treats just in time for Halloween (APK Download)

Telegram released a big update last month, adding search filters, channel replies, and more. It's almost Halloween now, but that doesn't mean the team is taking a break. In today's release of version 7.2, the popular messenger app is getting improvements to pinned messages, location sharing, seasonally-appropriate animated emoji, and more.

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