A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP
A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP
WhatsApp

WhatsApp-obsessed Indonesia and India struggle to forsake app amid privacy policy confusion

  • The combined 590 million users in the two countries have become reliant on the messaging app, but are learning to adapt to rivals like Signal and Telegram
  • Analysts said the Facebook-owned app’s new privacy policy would spur greater awareness in India and Indonesia about the importance of data protection

Topic |   WhatsApp
A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP
A user in Mumbai updates Facebook's WhatsApp application on his mobile phone. Photo: AFP
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