Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, recently made an Instagram post in which he stated that WhatsApp is “much more private and safe” than Apple’s iMessage technology.
It was Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg. Sharing a Meta billboard in New York City that promotes WhatsApp over SMS or iMessage, Zuckerberg wrote that WhatsApp is superior for privacy-conscious users because it offers end-to-end encryption, allows users to delete messages after a certain amount of time, and is compatible with a wide variety of devices.
WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption, which is compatible with both iOS and Android, makes it significantly more private and safer than iMessage, especially when used in group conversations.
One additional WhatsApp feature is the ability to permanently delete any and all new chats with a single click. Last year, we also implemented fully encrypted backups. None of those are available in iMessage at this time.
The animosity between Apple and Meta, two computer giants who have been rivals for some time, has recently increased. The company Meta claims Apple is affecting its advertising and small business revenue by allowing iPhone users to disable monitoring in applications and on other websites.
At the meeting, Zuckerberg told employees that Apple is “extremely deep” and “philosophically competitive” with Meta in the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets, both of which are expected to see Apple’s official entry early in 2019.