WhatsApp has announced that it’s delaying the implementation of its revised privacy policy.

The new privacy policy was to go into effect on February 8, 2021.

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WhatsApp has delayed implementing its revised privacy policy after it received backlash from its users every week.

In a series of tweets, the corporate confirmed that it’s pushing back the go back February 8, 2021, to until May, for now.

“Thank you to everyone who’s reached out. We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with WhatsApp users,” the corporate tweeted late on Friday.

“No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8, and we’ll be moving back our business plans until after May,” it added.

Ever since WhatsApp announced its revised policy, the corporate saw messaging app users outraged by it. While the corporate was sharing data for years now with the last privacy policy in 2016, clearing the trail for the corporate to start out sharing data with Facebook. The updated privacy policy of 2021 was a sign that the info sharing could also be deeper now going forward. What was even worse than the in-app notification that went bent users last week on iOS offered no choice to skip the updated privacy policy. the sole two options offered were either stopping using the app or accepting it. On the opposite hand, Android users got an opportunity to pick “Not now” which meant they initially had how out.

Two big beneficiaries of the new WhatsApp privacy policy were Telegram and Signal. Telegram app reached 500 million monthly active users in January. It added an astounding 25 million users in only 72 hours which was nothing in need of a milestone for the corporate. On the opposite hand, Signal, being the smaller of the 2 messaging apps had its struggles where the messaging app saw a huge outage on Friday. The signal app has been ramping up its team globally and adding new features to its messaging service.

WhatsApp also published a blog with “Giving longer For Our Recent Update” title where it claimed that it might be giving everyone longer to know these changes.

“We’ve heard from numerous people what proportion confusion there’s around our recent update. There’s been tons of misinformation causing concern, and that we want to assist everyone understands our principles and therefore the facts,” the corporate wrote.

“WhatsApp was built on an easy idea: what you share together with your friends and family stays between you. this suggests we’ll always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption in order that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages. It’s why we do not keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t see your shared location, and that we don’t share your contacts with Facebook,” it added.

The new privacy policy was to go into effect on February 8, 2021.

After explaining its reservations, the corporate added, “We’re now moving back the date on which individuals are going to be asked to review and accept the terms. nobody will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8.”

“We’re also getting to do tons more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security work on

WhatsApp. We’ll then attend people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15.”

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