Facebook knows it screwed up.
“We’ve reflected on what we could have done better here,” reads the blog post. “We’ll be doing much more to make our voice clear going forward.”
If it seems like Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making a big to-do out of this update, that’s because it doesn’t really have an alternative. The company faced a user backlash in January when the changes were announced, with rumors flying that Facebook would be able to read the contents of WhatsApp messages after the update (that was, and still is, untrue). In response, users flocked to other (and more private) messaging apps like Signal.
Notably, however, Thursday’s blog post inadvertently throws Facebook Messenger under the bus. In the post, WhatsApp argues that, no, you don’t need to worry about it reading your messages because the app employs end-to-end encryption by default.
“We’ve seen some of our competitors try to get away with claiming they can’t see people’s messages — if an app doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption by default that means they can read your messages.”
Which, yes, that’s a great point. Speaking of which, can you guess which Facebook-owned messaging product doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption by default? Yup, that would be Facebook Messenger.
Either way, Thursday’s blog post and emphasis on end-to-end encryption simply serves as yet another reminder to ditch Facebook — and that’s the kind of corporate screw-up we can all get behind.
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