WhatsApp eventually decided to postpone the change that would take effect earlier this month. That, however, did not mean he would change his mind and his latest blog post confirms that. The changes will still take effect on May 15 and the company will use the coming weeks to subtly remind users about these changes and prepare them for the inevitable.
WhatsApp also took the opportunity to attack its competitors, who were quick to offer an outlet to their dissatisfied users. He notes that some of them don’t offer end-to-end encryption as they do, at least not by default, although some of them do. He also explains that he believes that users want not only a secure service, but also a reliable one, even if it means providing some data to WhatsApp and Facebook. Some WhatsApp users, however, may disagree.