Ultimatum for WhatsApp users

Another classy move from the Facebook family.
WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts.

WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app
I use WhatsApp for chatting with family and friends as well as a means of communicating with a few groups at the golf club. I haven't agreed to the terms yet (and I don't want to), but I suspect that I will need to before the 8th of February when the new privacy policy will kick in.

Facebook has really backed everyone into a corner with this one, but I suspect that amongst the millions of users, there won't be much of a revolt against this. There are other options to WhatsApp like Signal, but for most people, they just can't see beyond Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.

Matthew Lang

Freelance web developer specialising in Ruby on Rails