According to the messenger developer, the reason for the large-scale outflow of users was the new policy of Facebook Corporation.
Telegram developer Pavel Durov in his channel announced the massive transition of WhatsApp users to his messenger. According to him, the reason for the large-scale outflow of users was the new policy of the Facebook corporation. The founders of WhatsApp updated the user agreement, according to which the changes affected the personal data of users.
“Millions of people are outraged by the latest change in WhatsApp’s terms and conditions, which now states that users must transfer all their personal data to Facebook’s advertising system,” Pavel Durov wrote.
The founder of Telegram is confident that his product has become a serious problem for Facebook. Currently, the messenger has about 500 million users. The flight of users to the platform of Pavel Durov was noted earlier, but in light of recent events, it has only accelerated, and this is not surprising.
“All Telegram client applications have been open source since 2013. Our encryption and API are fully documented and have been tested thousands of times by security experts, ” the developer explained.
Pavel Durov stressed that it is not possible to test the encryption and privacy of WhatsApp, since the code of this messenger is hidden. Its developers use a protocol funded by the US authorities.