WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy Until May 2021

WhatsApp’s policy change was initially scheduled to come into effect on February 8.

WhatsApp’s policy change was initially scheduled to come into effect on February 8. WhatsApp stated a three-month delay in fulfilling a new privacy policy, which has faced heavy backlash with millions of its users migrating to rivals’ platforms such as Signal and Telegram. The Facebook-owned company said the policy change was initially scheduled to go into effect on February 8. It has clarified that the update does not influence data sharing with Facebook concerning personal interactions or other profile information and only marks business chats when a user communicates with the company’s customer service platform via WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp announced in a business blog that there is much confusion about their recent updates

WhatsApp announced in a business blog that there is much confusion about their recent updates. It said that there is a lot of misinformation and want to help everyone realize their principles and facts. WhatsApp was created on the simple idea that anything that the users share among their buddies and family stays within themselves. It means that WhatsApp will always protect the conversations with end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It declared that it does not retain logs of calling or messaging. It cannot even view the user’s shared location and do not share their contacts with Facebook.

” Thank you to everyone who’s reached out. We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with @WhatsApp users. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8, and we’ll be moving back our business plans until after May – Click here to know more

— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 15, 2021

Asserting that none of these modifications have occurred, the company said, “The update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it’s important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook”.

Watsapp said it was changing the date people were requested to review and accept the terms

The company said it was changing the date people were requested to review and accept the terms. On February 8, no user will have their account suspended or deleted. Watsapp is going to do a lot to remove misinformation about how privacy and security work on it. Subsequently, it will go to the users on May 15 to reconsider the policy at their pace before new business options become possible. The company published a separate blog post on Friday, attempting to clear up the confusion and incorporate a chart that stipulates what information is safe when one uses WhatsApp. Instagram head Adam Mosseri and WhatsApp head Kath Cathart also Twitted to clear up the confusion.

Facebook’s poor privacy track record and the fact that over time WhatsApp has shifted its sights on the monetization of the platform to its large international user base has led to over-dependence on other chat apps.
WhatsApp says it will now use a three-month delay to communicate better on both its new policy changes and long-term privacy practices around personal chat, location sharing, and other sensitive data. The company said that no one would lose access to Watsapp if they didn’t agree to the new terms of service agreement that was announced earlier this month.

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