WhatsApp will automatically collect and use precise location information of our device with our permission. Even we do not use location-related features, WhatsApp uses our IP address to estimate the general location (city and country).
People are migrating from WhatsApp to Telegram. About 25 million new Telegram users are joining Telegram in the last 72 hours (Jan 13rd). What a surprise in this New Year!
Do you need a more private messenger app? You can use the Signal. It knows nothing about your account. Your phone number will be truncated cryptographically, and the names of the contacts or any other information are neither transmitted nor stored on the app’s server. Elon Musk tweeted a straightforward phrase (two words), ‘Use Signal,’ last week (Jan 7th).
In the Play Store, Telegram is the number 1 for top free apps, followed by Signal. Reversing with Play Store, Signal is currently becoming the most downloaded apps on the App Store and Telegram behind it.
Why people try to find a private messenger app, even though Google knows their location? The answer is we are trying to minimize our shared information to third parties. One of the most important spaces in this globalization era is privacy.