The instant messaging application WhatsApp has decided to postpone the implementation of the privacy terms by three months, following setbacks from users. According to Mashable, as it stands, the new data sharing policy won’t be enforced until May 15, so people can “review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available.”
Earlier this month, WhatsApp informed its users via in-app notices to accept new terms of conditions, which gave the app consent to share some personal information with Facebook. The information inferred here includes phone numbers, profile information, email address, IP address and location specifications. As with Mashable, WhatsApp has repeatedly made it clear that the change will not result in users’ chats and other profile information being displayed. Facebook. Instead, the change concerns business chats with company representatives via WhatsApp.
As reported by Mashable, the company added that it “never planned to delete any accounts” on the grounds that users would not agree to the new terms of the agreement and that no such action will be taken in the future. WhatsApp acknowledged that there has been “a lot of confusion” about its recent update, so the company “will do much more to clear up the misinformation about how privacy and security work on WhatsApp.” (ANI)
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- The instant messaging application WhatsApp has decided to postpone the implementation of the privacy terms by three months, following setbacks from users.