Published: 1/18/2021

The WhatsApp "Exodus"

We're already down another week in 2021 and it's starting to feel a bit more like 2020. On the plus side though, Trump leaves office in 2 days and India kickstarted their vaccination drive earlier this week (and 200k+ people have gotten the first shot as of yesterday). On the startup side, it felt like a slower week - a couple of smaller rounds and the news of the Aakash acquisition by BYJUs. The other key story that people have been talking about was WhatsApp's new Privacy Policy and the "Exodus" to Signal and Telegram. I think a lot of the chatter was overblown so here's my take on it.

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