WHATSAPP NEW STATUS: Social Media Reacts As Mark Zuckerberg Pull A Surprise To Whatsapp Users—The social messaging app, Whatsapp on Wednesday pulled a surprise on its users all over the world as it uploaded statuses on the phone of users.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the instant messaging app, which is also owned by Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg explained that it would use the status to educate users on the latest updates and features about the app.
“Whatsapp is now on Status! We’ll let you know about new features and updates here,” the company noted in one of the statuses.
It also explained that user privacy is still intact as the company can’t listen to the conversation of users or read their chats.
“One thing that isn’t new is our commitment to privacy.” another of the status read and then the next slide added: “Whatsapp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they are end-to-end encrypted.”
However, many users have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to express their views about the new development with many expressing feelings of having their privacy intruded by the move and others left confused by the action.
There are possibilities that this may push many users to switch to other alternatives such as Telegram and Signal.
See some reactions from Nigerians:
Mark Zuckerberg woke us up on our status and was like.. pic.twitter.com/TjT4L1nq7r
— Oyibo Artist(Rx)💊💊🖌🖌 (@La_femZi) January 27, 2021
mark zuckerberg updated his whatsapp status today,and said he prioritises my privacy.
boss, where you see my number abeg?
— neccesary evil. (@dreamwLker_) January 27, 2021
WhatsApp is now a contact and has WhatsApp statuses.
— 💜Mrs Munchie👑 (@StyleSALebogang) January 27, 2021
Whatsapp TV influencers when they realise Mark Zuckerberg will have more status views than them😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zuvwUaK4rg
— The Young C.E.O (@joshuaodeyemi) January 27, 2021
I am sure Mark Zuckerberg is somewhere rn planning to buy clubhouse and if they refuse to sell to him, he implements that same feature into Instagram.
— omoxehinde 🧸 (@omoxehinde) January 27, 2021
Yes ooooooo! Me gan sef shock to see WhatsApp Status from Mark Zuckerberg https://t.co/3R00vYQA9Q
— ADEYELU OMOWALE EBUN (@wale_ebun) January 27, 2021
Jack is fooling with us on Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg too is fooling with us on WhatsApp… Wahala for us that can't develop any App to flex on.😤
— Don (@_Opresii) January 27, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg rented a space on my WhatsApp stories tab to drop a message for me about how he cares about my privacy. Thanks for the reassurance, I look forward to the customised Ads on WhatsApp
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) January 27, 2021
I want Mark Zuckerberg to sell my WhatsApp data and send me my share 😂😶😛
— Akhrot (@Aatikah_haha) January 21, 2021
No way anybody can convince me that this #WhatsApp status Mark Zuckerberg dropped on us today is not a dry run for adverts going forward.
Welcome to WhatsApp targeted adverts everyone!
Privacy taken from another angle.
— Illuminated (@C_CDon) January 27, 2021