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WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy, Says No Account will be Deleted or Suspended

The company earlier said that it's going to apply the new privacy policy on February 8, but now the chat app will now apply it on May 15.

WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy, Says No Account will be Deleted or Suspended

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Jan 2021 10:06 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has decided to postpone the new privacy update.

The messaging app- WhatsApp in a blog stated that the company is giving to its users more time to review the policy and accept the terms of data sharing along with Facebook.

The blog states, "We've heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There's been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.

WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. This means we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It's 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 Facebook."

"No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8," it added.

Further, it stated that, with these updates, none of that is changing. Instead, 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 its important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.

It was in 2014 when WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion and is one of the most popular apps and is currently available in over 180 countries around the world.

According to oberlo.in, India is currently WhatsApp's biggest market, WhatsApp users in India made up nearly half (49 per cent) of the total number of WhatsApp app downloads in the month of February 2020.


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