WhatsApp is currently haemorrhaging users as people abandon the messaging platform in favour of Signal, Telegram, and even in some cases, old favourites like Viber and ICQ.
A report by analytics firm App Annie and shared with the UK government's Home Affairs Committee found that Telegram and Signal - two competing messaging apps to WhatsApp - gained some 32.5 million users worldwide over the first three weeks of this year.
Here in Ireland, Signal is currently in third place on the Google Play Store, while Telegram is currently sixth. WhatsApp, meanwhile, has fallen to 17th place in the Top Charts. The cause of the exodus from WhatsApp is most likely due to an update in the app's terms and conditions.