I get it, a lot of people use WhatsApp. But this doesn't deserve applause---WhatsApp deserves condemnation. It is a proprietary, centralized service. There are better ways to go about your communication with others where you don't have to put up with company inaction by completely relinquishing control of your communications to a third party.
I wrote about this and more back in February in response to the GHCQ Ghost proposal:
@alextee The EFF does a lot of good work that I do support them for, and I am an EFF member. But as a free software activist, I don't always agree with their stance on software or use of certain terminology.