Whatsapp Won’t Delete Your Account After Feb 8; Postpones New Privacy Policy To May 15

Whatsapp Won’t Delete Your Account After Feb 8; Postpones New Privacy Policy To May 15

After receiving a huge backlash and protests over their arm-twisting tactics to enforce the new privacy policy, Whatsapp has buckled under pressure, and postponed the implementation of their new privacy policy.

What does this mean? Will Whatsapp delete your account after February 8th? Will Whatsapp share your data with Facebook now?

Keep reading to find out the truth!

Whatsapp Postpones New Privacy Policy To May 15
Whatsapp has announced that the implementation of the new privacy policy, which was earlier scheduled for February 8th, will be now postponed to May 15h.

It seems that Whatsapp will give users more time to analyze and understand the new privacy policies, and then ‘allow’ them to accordingly take the stand.

In a blog post published, Whatsapp said, “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 Won’t Delete Your Account
Besides, Whatsapp also made it clear that no account will be deleted, in case they don’t accept the new privacy policy by Feb 8, as the implementation date has been delayed.

Whatsapp said, “No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp.”

This also means that after May 15th, the accounts which doesn’t accept the new privacy policies can be deleted.

Whatsapp hasn’t clarified on this aspect yet.

Will Whatsapp Share Your Data With Facebook?
Yes, no doubt in this.

Whatsapp will definitely share their user’s data with Facebook for advertisement purpose.

Just that, they are giving more time to their users to accept this fact.

They said, “With these updates, none of that is changing. Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data.”

 

Source:- trak

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