WhatsApp uses Status Updates to ease user worries over privacy

WhatsApp uses Status Updates to ease user worries over privacy”

On iOS, the component showed up with version 7.4, released on Thursday (local time) and spotted by 9to5Mac. Signal had recently added a flurry of new and rather uncharacteristic features meant to make the service more accessible to WhatsApp users.

It fought an attempt by the Russian government to force Telegram to hand over encryption keys which the Federal Security Service in Russia wanted to use to decrypt users' messages.

After the changes of WhatsApp Privacy Policy, there's a huge drastic change in social media usage too.

Meanwhile, a plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking an interim stay on the operation of the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, the application with more than 400 million users in the country.

Alternatively, WhatsApp for iOS also lets you export chats directly from the chat list.

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has started posting Status messages to users about its "commitment to your privacy". Also, it restricts forwarding messages, taking screenshots, and leave no trace on Telegram's servers.

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However, despite the clarification, it's not stopped millions from ditching WhatsApp and finding other ways to chat.

The steps to transfer WhatsApp chats to Telegram on iOS is more or less similar to Android, as follows.

One needs to enable an option of "Secret Chats" to ensure that conversations are end-to-end encrypted. A Share menu will appear where users will have to choose Telegram.

If you wish to use WhatsApp's cloud backup feature, you must then decide whether you trust Apple or Google to keep your data safe and private. However, the biggest issue they had was with migrating the existing group and contact chats. Open the chat to be exported and tap the menu button on the top right-hand side. Swipe left on a chat, then choose '.' Export Chat.

To import chat from WhatsApp to Telegram, you need to first open the chat you want to export. However, upon selecting Telegram, the users would get the option to select the contact that they want to map the chat with. Its timing, however, is definitely of note and can be referred to as a very calculating move by Telegram's developers, or a mildly amusing if not unfortunate stroke of luck for them (which coincidentally spells misfortune for WhatsApp).

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