You’ve all heard about WhatsApp’s privacy policy update that backfired and blew a punch in the company’s face. Customers started fleeing to Telegram and Signal, looking for safer havens for their private data.

This week, Telegram took advantage of yet another privacy-related feature to throw another punch at WhatsApp, but this time it was right below the belt. And it is going to hurt.

But before I tell you more about how Telegram legitimately penetrated WhatsApp’s network defenses, let’s discuss the importance of network effects.

Network effects equal business defensibility

Network effects mean that the more a product is used, the higher its value to…

Roie Dushnitsky

Group Product Manager @Fiverr. Obsessed with solving real customers’ pains, product strategy, and discovery activities.

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