End of WhatsApp survey: Survey
Amid all this controversy and news one report has come to the surface with interesting findings. A recent survey by community social media platform LocalCircles reveals that only 18% of users may continue using WhatsApp in India while 36% will reduce their usage drastically. Also, 15% of users are likely to stop using the app completely.
As per the reports, the survey received over 24,000 responses from WhatsApp users based in 244 districts of India. 24% of users said they (along with their groups) are considering a switch to other instant messaging platforms, while 91% of WhatsApp users said that they will not use its payment features. This is over the concerns that WhatsApp will share payment and transaction-related data with Facebook and third parties.
Signal and Telegram had 24,000 and 1.3 million downloads respectively between January 1 and January 5, leading to growth by 9,483% in the case of Signal and growth by 15% in the case of Telegram.WhatsApp, on the other hand, has witnessed a massive drop in its downloads by 35% over January 6 to January 10.
Following the recent trends of people switching from WhatsApp the user base could sink seriously in the country and this can hurt the company the most as India is one of the biggest markets for WhatsApp in India and the company has some really big things planned in the future.