New Delhi: As WhatsApp privateness coverage got here into impact from Saturday, immediate messaging platforms Telegram and the Fb-owned platform attacked one another with a battle of phrases by sharing memes on Twitter.
The battle of phrases began when encrypted messaging app Telegram took a jibe on WhatsApp by tweeting a meme that urged it was time to “bin” WhatsApp and Fb.
Nevertheless, in reply, WhatsApp tweeted, Telegram admin: “…and what individuals don’t know is we aren’t end-to-end encrypted by default.”
It didn’t cease right here as Telegram shared one other screenshot on the micro-blogging website Twitter and wrote, “@WhatsApp Our customers understand how issues work, and have the open supply apps to PROVE it. You… discuss to the screenshot.”
In January, Telegram shared two spiderman pointing fingers at each other fitted with Fb and WhatsApp icons as an alternative of an precise face, standing in entrance of NYPD car.
In context to its privateness coverage, WhatsApp has mentioned that its customers is not going to instantly lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on Could 15, however they must ultimately undergo restricted capabilities in the event that they fail to just accept the brand new norms within the due course of time.
The corporate mentioned that after giving everybody time to assessment the privateness coverage from Could 15, after a number of weeks, the reminder individuals obtain will ultimately turn into persistent.
After persistent reminders, the customers will encounter restricted performance on WhatsApp till they settle for the updates.
The customers gained’t be capable of entry the chat listing. After a couple of weeks of restricted performance, they gained’t be capable of obtain incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will cease sending messages and calls to their telephones.
On Thursday, a senior Ministry of Electronics and IT official mentioned throughout an Assocham occasion that the federal government is pro-actively the very best motion over the brand new WhatsApp privateness coverage.