WhatsApp Delays Terms of Service Change To Clear Confusion Around Data Sharing, New Deadline on May 15

The messaging app has now delayed its new privacy policy by three months after receiving user backlash.

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WhatsApp has delayed its new privacy policy implementation by three months. The Facebook-owned company issued a statement on January 15 that it is postponing the introduction of the updated policy to May 15. The messaging app is doing so to help everyone understand its principles and the facts. Earlier this year, WhatsApp had announced that the new privacy policy will be implemented starting February 8. The company has now delayed the new privacy policy by three months following user backlash. Users who have no accepted the new terms will be asked again. This also means that no one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. Let’s take a look at the fresh announcement on the new WhatsApp privacy policy details.

WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months following user backlash

WhatsApp recently announced that the messaging app will share data with Facebook. The messaging app sent out in-app notifications to its Android and iOS users with the following header, “WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy policy”. The new terms of service and privacy policy informed users how it will handle user data. The platform also revealed how it exchanged data with Facebook, among other things. Users had a choice to accept the new terms or delete their account by February 8. It also issued a clarification after a few days explaining that the new update includes new options people will have to message a business on the app.

What’s the latest update on the new WhatsApp Privacy Policy

The messaging app has now delayed its new privacy policy by three months after receiving user backlash. “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 said.

It also announced that it will help users understand the new privacy policy in a clearer manner. “We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15,” it further added.

The messaging app also announced that no one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. 

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