47% find Whatsapp’s updated privacy policy unacceptable says Inshorts poll

January 12, 2021 With the debate raging over WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy in India, a whopping 47% respondents of an Inshorts poll said that they would not accept the policy and will look for alternatives of the messaging app. Around 14% respondents did not see any privacy concerns and said that they will accept and continue using Whatsapp. Over 39% respondents said that they will accept the policy as they are not aware of any suitable alternatives at the moment. Over 1.8 lakh app users participated in the survey which was conducted by Inshorts, India’s #1 English news app.

QuestionsAnswersPercentage (%)
What is your take on the new privacy
policy on WhatsApp?
I will accept the policy as I don’t see any privacy concerns13.70
I will accept as I don’t have any alternatives39.22
I will not accept the policy and look for alternatives47.08
Total number of respondents – 1,85,884

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