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WhatsApp's new terms of service to regulate from May 15

18 January 2021 0

Ever since WhatsApp announced new terms of service, it has been under the limelight for all wrong reasons. Calling it a “confusion” that has spread among everyone, WhatsApp posted its clarification on the subject via a blog post.

WhatsApp announced the key updates of terms of service and privacy policy earlier this month via an all-screen interactive pop-up message where users had to click Agree if they wish to continue using the app. The new terms that WhatsApp announced back on January 4th were meant to take into effect from February 8th. But now seeing the outrage of the users, WhatsApp has now announced the delay of the action. WhatsApp’s new terms of service and privacy policy will now take into effect from May 15.

In the blog post titled “Giving more time for our recent update,” WhatsApp tries to clarify where and how the new terms of service will have its effect the most.

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 stresses that the messaging platform has always protected and will always protect the personal conversations with end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp emphasis “WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages.” WhatsApp clarifies it does not keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. It further adds it can’t see your shared location and share your contacts with Facebook.

WhatsApp once again brings the topic to everyone’s attention that the newly launched terms of service do not affect personal messages. The changes are related to “optional” business features on WhatsApp. The blog post further explains what’s actually changing and what’s not.

WhatsApp has been clarifying all these key points from blog posts ever since this whirlwind started. It has been explaining by doing some marketing as well. It brought out front-page ads in leading newspapers that read “WhatsApp respects and protects your privacy.” It even set out statuses on its own messaging platform, shouting out loud that it is “committed to your privacy.”


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