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WhatsApp Postpone Implementation Of New Privacy Policy By Three Months After Facing Several Backlashes

WhatsApp announced delaying by three months the implementation of a new privacy policy that faced several criticisms by the tech world as well as users. As soon as WhatsApp launched its new update regarding terms and service policy, tens of millions of its users moving on from the platform to rival like Signal and Telegram.

Even some users started uninstalling the instant messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ from their favorite apps’ list and drop popularity among most installed apps.

As per the previous schedule, this change will be implemented or come into effect on February 8, 2021, the Facebook-owned company said.

WhatsApp said in a company blog, “we have heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent privacy policy update. There has been a lot of misinformation circulating on the digital platform which causing insecurity among users. It is a matter of concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts”.

“We are here to answering to anyone. WhatsApp has been more a trustable and convenient platform whatever is shared between friends and family stays between them. Whatsapp was built on a simple idea that is we called confidentiality. This means we will always protect your personal conversation with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It is why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t see your shared location and we don’t share your contacts with the Facebook,” the company further added.

The blog post reads, “We are now moving back the data on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms”.

It is also ensured by the company that no one will be losing access to the app if they deny to accept the new privacy policy update agreement that communicated the changes earlier this month.

 

“We have made this change only for business perspective so that they can restore their chat and expand their businesses it doesn’t harm anyone otherwise”.

WhatsApp now says it is now going to postpone the implementation of privacy update by three-month in order to better communicate both the changes in its new policy and its long-standing privacy practices around personal chats, location sharing, and other sensitive data.

No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8, as we are going to do a lot to clarify the misinterpretation regarding WhatsApp privacy standards. The company released a separate blog post on Friday trying to clear up the confusion.

 

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