Day: January 26, 2021

Are We in 1996 Again? ICQ Users in Hong Kong Skyrocket Over WhatsApp Changes

A company spokesman remarked that the messages sent on the platform “are never shared with anyone”, unless there is a court order.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


It seems that there are classics that do not want to leave. At least that seems to be the lesson of the ICQ instant messaging platform as it has received a rebound of thousands of users in Hong Kong, China, due to the new privacy conditions recently announced by WhatsApp .

According to The Wall Street Journal , downloads from ICQ, which belongs to the Russian company Mail.ru Group, multiplied 35% in that Chinese special administrative region between January 5 and 12.

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