Yesterday, Sunday, employees of the media office of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and officials of the country’s Ministry of Defense announced that they would abandon the use of the “WhatsApp” application, due to the new usage rules.
The change affects the way WhatsApp handles data, and it will be applied regardless of whether its users have a Facebook account or not.
And “WhatsApp” confirmed that users of the application in the United Kingdom and Europe will not share their data with “Facebook”.
While WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, it is important to note that the application is encrypted by default, which means that Facebook will not be able to see the contents of your messages.
However, he will be able to see who you are messaging with, as well as how often you do so.
And if you use WhatsApp, you should have received a notification this week explaining the changes.
Unsurprisingly, many WhatsApp users are so angry about this change that many have turned to Twitter to express their frustration.
One user wrote: “(WhatsApp) tells me that I must accept sharing my data with Facebook, otherwise I cannot use WhatsApp. It is time to delete WhatsApp.”
Another added: “Ready to delete Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, ready to move to Telegram, Signal and Twitter …”
Source: “Daily Mail” + “Bloomberg” + “Anatolia”