How safe is Whatsapp?

With over 2 billion users, WhatsApp is one of the biggest and popular instant messaging apps. More than 65B messages are shared through this channel on a daily basis. It would not be wrong to presume it to be the second biggest social media platform after Facebook.

WhatsApp was founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton sold their messaging app to Facebook in 2014 for $19 Billion and joined the Board of Directors. But both of the co-founders of the app left the parent company i.e. Facebook just after 4 years of it being taken over. The reasons for such an action or step would have been considerably serious. There are multiple reasons as to why we all should reconsider using WhatsApp to share our personal details and sensitive data.

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