Since the update, there has been a lot of conversation on the internet about WhatsApp sharing user information with Facebook. Many users on Twitter have been coaxing one another into getting off WhatsApp and making a shift to other encrypted messengers like Signal and Telegram.
Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk joined in the conversation too, asking people to leave WhatsApp. Late last night, he posted on Twitter, “Use Signal”.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
In Sri Lanka too people have started moving to other platforms such as Signal including prominent figures such as Ministers.