WhatsApp users received a notification this month stating that the company is formulating new privacy policies and policies. Under this policy, some data of users of the instant messaging app owned by facebook is to be shared with Facebook. It was then sparked organically around the world and users began to switch to privacy messaging apps like Telegram and Signal.
Thank you to everyone who’s reached out. We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with @WhatsApp users. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on Feb 8 and we’ll be moving back our business plans until after May – https://t.co/H3DeSS0QfO
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 15, 2021
The WhatsApp app said on Friday that the new policy will now be launched in May instead of February. The updated policy focused on the fact that users could message with the business account and this does not affect personal conversion. The end-to-end encryption will remain intact in personal chats. “This update does not increase our ability to share data with Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a statement. ‘
The company said, “Not everyone buys on WhatsApp right now, we think more users will be shopping on WhatsApp in the coming time and people need to know about these services. ‘
Facebook has been rolling out business tools on WhatsApp for nearly a year. The company aims to increase revenue from platforms like high-growth WhatsApp and Instagram. Let’s say facebook acquired the WhatsApp app for $19 billion in 2014 but the company has been slow to monitor it.
Tell you that some personal data of WhatsApp users, including the user’s phone number and IP address, is already shared with Facebook. “We are not aware of who is making messages or calls,” the WhatsApp app said in its statement. We can’t even see the location you’ve shared, nor do we share your contacts with Facebook. ‘