WhatsApp may lose a big number of its users in India

WhatsApp may lose a big number of its users in India

As per survey done by a community social media platform LocalCircles, WhatsApp is going to lose a big number of its users in India. A quick survey carried by them among the 8,977 users concludes that only 18% of the users are likely to agree with the updated privacy policy while 36% users are planning to reduce its usage and 15% are likely to stop using it immediately.

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The messaging app owned by Facebook has landed in trouble since the introduction of the updated privacy policy, which initially was made mandatory to be agreed by the user in order to continue the app’s usage. Earlier the policy was made to be effective from Feb 8, however after receiving nationwide backlash the company has extended its date until May 15.

A survey done by Sensor Tower based on 24,000 responses concludes that 24% users are about to move to another platforms. 91% users said they would avoid using its payment features with the updated privacy policy.

After facing the heat of its users, WhatsApp is witnessing huge drop in the number of downloads on a daily basis while the other options available in the market like Signal and Telegram are witnessing many folds of spike in the number of downloads since the news of the mandatory privacy policy update came.

LocalCircle estimates that Whatsapp is about to lose a minimum of 60 million users from the Indian market.  

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