Earlier in January, WhatsApp sent an in-app notification to its users regarding the update of its privacy policy. The update affects users in all countries outside of Europe and the UK, where there are strict data protection laws.

However, the update has been deemed problematic. The privacy policy explains: ‘As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, the other Facebook Companies. Additionally, the update is mandatory for all users. Therefore, users cannot opt-out and will lose access to their accounts if they don’t agree.

As a result, a majority of WhatsApp users moved to alternative services such as Signal and Telegram. Specifically, Signal gained 7.5 million new users across the globe while Telegram gained 25 million.

In line with this, Real Research created this survey to ask the public’s opinion on the matter.

Respondents can answer this Real Research survey App from March 16. All participants who complete the survey will receive 10 TNC Coins as rewards.

Survey Details

Survey Title:
Public Perception on Effects of the New WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update

Target Number of Participants:
320,000 Users


Nationality: All
Age: All
Gender: All
Resident Country: All
Relationship:  All
Language: All
KYC Level: All

Note: This survey is closed. You can view the results here – Public Opinion: WhatsApp Changes on Its Privacy Policy