WhatsApp changes direction of new privacy policies
WhatsApp changes direction of new privacy policies

The change to WhatsApp's privacy policy was met with widespread criticism around the world and the company released a new policy on May 15.

A week ago, Facebook's private platform said: If you don't accept the new policy, no user accounts will be deleted, but they will still be reminded to accept the policy.

The company also said at the time: If you don't agree to the policy in a few weeks, some of the core platform's functions will be restricted.

Facebook has changed direction now, saying: The plan has changed and while you are not currently agreeing to the policy, it will not restrict any action.

This change was made after the recent discussions that Facebook had with various authorities and data protection experts.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said: We want to make it clear that we will not limit WhatsApp's functionality to users who have not yet accepted the update.

The plan will continue indefinitely.

WhatsApp Privacy Policy:

The introduction of the new policy created confusion. The new policy has raised concerns that WhatsApp may start sharing personal user data with Facebook.

WhatsApp indicated that this will not happen. She explained that the policy update relates to messages sent to companies and commercial activities through its platform, which may be stored on Facebook's servers.

Most of the users who viewed the new policy approved of it, the company said in a support article.

This article also advises that if you do not agree with the new policy, whatever the case may be, you will be reminded of the new policy.

WhatsApp said: We will continue to remind users from time to time and allow them to accept updates even if they choose to use relevant optional features such as: b. When communicating with companies that are in contact with Facebook.

"We hope that this approach will increase the choice of whether all users are ready to interact with the company or not," she added.

That may change in the future, but WhatsApp tries to keep its user base going.

After the policy was introduced in January, a large number of users have turned to other platforms such as Signal and Telegram.

WhatsApp shares some of its user data with Facebook, for example B- the user's phone number. This policy came into effect in 2016.

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