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WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes, Says ‘No Account To Be Deleted On February 8’

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New Delhi: WhatsApp has announced a delay in the introduction of its new privacy policy, which was announced earlier this month. The deadline for accepting the policy has been extended from February 8 to May 15.

The company in a blog post stated that the delay has been introduced, for it to clear up misinformation around privacy and security.

WhatsApp in its blog post highlighted that the “update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.” It added that it will shift its strategy and go to people gradually for reviewing the policy, before it launches its new business options on May 15.

The company in an earlier blog post stated that it can’t see its users private messages or listen to their calls. Neither does it keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling. It also claims that location data along with the messages and calls is end-to-end encrypted. And it will stay this way.

It claims that the update instead concerns how chats with merchants using WhatsApp can help Facebook in serving targeted ads. It stated, “whether you communicate with a business by phone, email, or WhatsApp, it can see what you’re saying and may use that information for its own marketing purposes, which may include advertising on Facebook.”

According to the company, its new policy will legally bind a policy that has been widely in use since 2016.

Since the announcement of the privacy policy change, various WhatsApp users have been shifting to using alternate apps like Signal and Telegram. This shows that Facebook is facing a huge challenge in convincing users that the company takes their privacy seriously.

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