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95% WhatsApp users in India get pesky commercial messages every day: Survey

76% of respondents saw such messages on WhatsApp based on their conversations with WhatsApp business accounts and Facebook and Instagram activities

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Around 95 per cent of WhatsApp users in India received unsolicited or pesky commercial communication on the messaging app, a survey has found.

Most of these annoying messages came from people selling financial services, real estate, and health care and pathology service, or from those offering jobs or earning opportunities, said the report by social network LocalCircles. Alarmingly, the survey also found that 76 per cent of respondents were seeing such messages on WhatsApp based on their conversations with WhatsApp business accounts and Facebook and Instagram activities.

LocalCircles said it has been seeing WhatsApp users in India raise issues about

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 9:19 PM IST

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