Telegram, WhatsApp in tug of war over privacy : The battle of words started when encrypted messaging app Telegram took a jibe on WhatsApp by tweeting a meme that suggested it was time to “bin” WhatsApp and Facebook.
However, in reply, WhatsApp tweeted, Telegram admin: “…and what people don’t know is we are not end-to-end encrypted by default.”
It did not stop here as Telegram shared another screenshot on the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “@WhatsApp Our users know how things work, and have the open source apps to PROVE it. You… talk to the screenshot.”
In January, Telegram shared two spiderman pointing fingers at one another fitted with Facebook and WhatsApp icons instead of an actual face, standing in front of NYPD vehicle.
After persistent reminders, the users will encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until they accept the updates.
The users won’t be able to access the chat list. After a few weeks of limited functionality, they won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to their phones.