Social media giant, Facebook, didn’t begin the year as they expected. As the 2021 starts, several tech experts have suggested its users to immediately uninstall the app, over security and privacy concerns.
This issue was also connected with the controversy aligned with Facebook’s sister app, WhatsApp. Due to its issues, social media users look for better and safer alternative.
Here comes MeWe.
What is MeWe
Established in 2012, MeWe is a newly-famed social network that was said to become the replacement of Facebook in the limelight.
This California-based app offers similar features with Facebook; anyone can post, share content, take stories, chat with someone or in a group, and even do live video or live audio.
Technically, no features were really unique about the software. What’s different though, is the fact that the app solely prioritizes user privacy. Meaning to say, all users won’t have trouble with privacy, unwanted ads, or even spyware.
Due to the things that it offered, many users have now shifted to MeWe. According to USA Today, over the past week, the app has gained at least 2.5 million new users.
The original user base of the app composed of 16 million members only.
Is MeWe safe?
A lot of users claim that MeWe is probably the safest app alternative to Facebook. According to its Google Play Store page, the app is an “uplifting next-gen social network with awesome social features and No BS. No Ads, No Targeting, No Newsfeed manipulation.”
“MeWe members enjoy total control over what they share along with full ownership of their content and data. The next-gen social networking platform has no facial recognition, and no newsfeed or content manipulation common on other social media platforms,” said on the page. “MeWe members see every post, chat, comment, etc., made by individuals, pages and groups they are connected with, in true timeline order.”
So far, the app now has over 130,000 reviews online, with a 4.5 positive review.
Why Facebook needs to be uninstalled
To those who don’t know, social media giant Facebook has been facing problems ever since WhatsApp new privacy rules were released.
As TechVisibility first reported on Jan. 6, WhatsApp suddenly required its users to share their data with Facebook.
To make it worst, WhatsApp even implied on its new update that, once users denied the request, they will no longer be able to use the app at all.
This decision retaliates to users, which convinced them to instantly uninstall the messaging app, and even Facebook.
As of now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not yet announced their company’s actions against the said backlash of millions of users.
Not only does it affect to Facebook, WhatsApp rivals like Telegram and Signal also seen with tremendous surge in the past weeks, due to privacy concerns of users.
Is this the time to take a pause from using Facebook?