Users Ditch WhatsApp For Signal And Telegram On Privacy Concerns

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“There will always be the more upwardly mobile, the more privacy-educated sort of strata of people which will move [to other apps], obviously, but we are not talking about a few million users here,” Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst, founder and CEO of Greyhound Research, told Nikkei.

“Even those few million, by the way, are not moving out of WhatsApp completely and moving in to, let’s say, Signal or Telegram. They are adding on to it,” he said.

“WhatsApp has committed itself in a very big way and essentially established the ecosystem of content players, of commerce players around it which allows it to thrive,” Gogia said. “Purely from that perspective, neither Signal nor Telegram has made any visible commitment at all.”

Gogia, however, said privacy is a very personal concept. “What may be very private to you, may not be private to me.”

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<strong>Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia</strong>
Analyst: Sanchit Vir Gogia

Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Digital & Technology Research & Advisory firm.

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