The recent decision to add end-to-end encryption to every message sent through the latest version of WhatsApp, has gotten many people worrying about security. A lot of users are now wondering: who is reading my WhatsApp Posts and why?
Privacy concerns have once again been put in the spotlight with WhatsApp’s system-wide encryption, and the controversy over cracking the Apple iPhone. Many people are now wondering just how secure WhatsApp is and if governments, hackers and others can read their messages.
Even though WhatsApp has a reputation as a sort of freewheeling frontier of social media, it does have some rules you should be aware. There are some policies that govern WhatsApp usage even experienced users can run afoul of.
Unfortunately, a lot of people do not realize that these policies exist until they violate them. As with other kinds of social media and online communications, it is possible break the rules without even knowing they exist. Violation of these policies can make it harder to communicate through WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has become the most popular and perhaps the most powerful communications solution in history. The messaging solution’s creators announced that it now has one billion users on February 1, 2016.
If that number is correct nearly one out of seven human beings is sending messages by WhatsApp at least once a month. This gives Facebook; which owns WhatsApp, access to the largest potential audience in history because the company’s other social media solutions have around 2.7 billion users.
Facebook itself has around 1.5 billion users according to Statista, Facebook Messenger has 800 million users and Instagram has 400 million users, statistics compiled by Statista indicated. In contrast, Twitter only has 320 million users.
Even though WhatsApp has become one of the world’s largest and most secure communications platforms; complete with end to end encryption, there are a lot of things you should not post upon it.
Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of posting certain things on WhatsApp, or in WhatsApp chat groups. This can create a security hazard or lead to unnecessary and perhaps destructive conflicts with others.
The good news is that these problems could easily be avoided by following a few simple rules. If you want to keep your information safe, and your reputation intact it is always a good idea to come up with a set of rules for WhatsApp Posting and to follow them.
WhatsApp has become the world’s most popular messaging solution with one billion users. To add icing to the cake, WhatsApp is offering free end-to-end encryption on all businesses – giving it a level of security that rivals solutions like Telegram.
Not surprisingly, many small businesspeople and entrepreneurs are wondering if they should take advantage of WhatsApp. After all the service is free and easy to use; so employees and customers are all already familiar with it.
Many people will be wondering why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is keeping WhatsApp separate from his major social media solution. After all, some media reports indicate that Facebook spent as much as $21.8 billion in stock and cash to purchase WhatsApp.
Mark Zuckerberg, Jan Koum and Brian Acton
Interestingly enough, there are several good reasons why Mr. Zuckerberg wants WhatsApp to remain entirely separate from Facebook. Even though the reasons are not readily apparent to us, they are fairly obvious. Yet even some seasoned investors will be skeptical of the purchase because WhatsApp apparently lost $138 million in 2013, according to The New York Times Deal Book.
A lot of people are confused about the differences between WhatsApp and Twitter. After all, both services are very similar on the surface: Both offer almost instant communication in short bursts.
Despite that, there are some very important differences that make WhatsApp a far more popular social media solution. The major difference between the two is that WhatsApp is a messaging solution and Twitter is a microblog.
Microblogs vs. Messaging Solutions