iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp.

A new week begins and we thus reach the middle of the month of March, many new features are expected in the world of technology and logically software innovations are essential, so today we tell you about the competition between iMessage and WhatsApp, an interview with the CEO of WhatsApp, privacy and more.

This month, an interview given by the CEO of WhatsApp, Will Cathcart, has been loud, he appeared on the Big Technology Podcast where he was immediately asked about privacy labels in the App Store, in addition, the CEO spoke in detail about what which means competing with iMessage and mentioned about the ongoing dispute between Facebook and Apple.

During the interview, Cathcart also commented on upcoming changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, for his part, reiterating that WhatsApp believes there are differences in standards between third-party apps and Apple apps:

iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp

He mentions that “You don’t see a label for iMessage when you download it because you don’t download it, it’s on your phone to begin with. And so we were critical of that.
It’s on their website if you can find it. But even there… Not to use this metaphor, but what is Apple for Apple? We have payment information because we have an optional feature for you to use payments in India, if you want. Apple has payment features and you can send money to a friend through iMessage. Our tag says we have payment information, iMessage doesn’t, what’s the difference? Why does it say ours and theirs doesn’t?

It is worth mentioning that the interview was carried out some time before the brand with the bitten apple launched a new page on its website in which it shows privacy labels for its applications in one place, however, it is logical to expect that the Cathcart’s argument would probably be the same regardless.

iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp

Also, during the interview, Will Cathcart was asked about the ongoing dispute between Apple and Facebook, specifically regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s comment in which he stated that Apple is “one of Facebook’s biggest competitors.”

Privacy labels in the App Store for iMessage and WhatsApp are similar but different

To this question, the WhatsApp CEO explained that it is obviously in the best interest of the apple brand “to have everyone using an iPhone” because “the messaging experience works better in iMessage if everyone else has an iPhone.” .

iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp

He further added that, “If people switch to something like WhatsApp or another service, it’s easier for their friends to go back and forth between an iPhone and an Android. I personally use an Android and when people put me in an iMessage group with a bunch of their friends, it breaks, and it’s kind of a weird experience. You can’t even like messages anymore, it just says, “like as text”. It is a strange experience. If you want to make a group video call, it doesn’t work.”

In addition, during the interview he continued to add that the entire set of actions occurs in the “strategic interest of Apple that people do not use something like WhatsApp” basically because they do not want people to use an Android phone.

iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp

In keeping with his position as CEO, Cathcart comments that “Well, I use an Android because if you look at the WhatsApp user base, we are very heavy on Android. I also use an iPad, I’ve used iPhones for many years, but I really want to use the product the way most people are using it, so I use an Android. A lot of people use both or go back and forth because we’re building our products for both and you have to understand them all.”

Lastly, Cathcart broached the topic of WhatsApp’s upcoming privacy policy changes, which we recall initially left people with the impression that their messages could be shared with Facebook, thus the WhatsApp CEO doubled down on the fact. that these changes in the privacy policy are only related to communications for companies and not between users:

He comments that “This update does not change anything with the privacy of your personal messages, there is no change in that. We’ve outlined some new business features we’re building for people to communicate with businesses, if they want to. People don’t have to do that. People have control if they want to.”

iMessage and WhatsApp, interview with the CEO of WhatsApp

In any case, users are either the most affected or the most favored, for this reason, we hope that the decisions and agreements reached by the technology giants are nothing more than for our comfort.