WhatsApp flexes its muscular tissues but once more; says THIS on privateness phrases efficient from Could 15

New Delhi: On the spot messaging app WhatsApp that had confronted plenty of flak over its privateness coverage and phrases of use replace, has now stated that it’ll not delete customers’ account after the brand new privateness phrases come into impact from Could 15, nonetheless, in the long run customers will not be capable to learn or ship messages from the app.

“To provide you sufficient time to evaluate modifications at your personal tempo and comfort, we’ve prolonged the efficient date to Could 15th. If you happen to haven’t accepted by then, WhatsApp won’t delete your account. Nonetheless, you will not have full performance of WhatsApp till you settle for. For a short while, you can obtain calls and notifications, however will not be capable to learn or ship messages from the app,” a WhatsApp FAQ web page stated.

In the meantime customers can have the next choices, as pointed by WhatsApp in its FAQ Web page:

  • Customers can nonetheless settle for the updates after Could 15th. WhatsApp coverage associated to inactive customers will apply.
  • Earlier than Could 15th, customers can export your chat historical past on Android or iPhone, and obtain a report of your account. In the event that they wish to delete your account on Android, iPhone, or KaiOS, WhatsApp hopes that the customers rethink.

Final week, WhatsApp stated that it will show a banner on the app offering customers with extra info on the privateness coverage.

WhatsApp stated that within the coming weeks, it’ll show a banner in WhatsApp offering extra info that individuals can learn at their very own tempo.

WhatsApp in its current weblog wrote, “At this time we’re sharing up to date plans for the way we’ll ask WhatsApp customers to evaluate our phrases of service and privateness coverage. We beforehand encountered quite a lot of misinformation about this replace and we proceed to work onerous to clear up any confusion.”

Notably, WhatsApp has requested customers to both give their consent to sharing knowledge with Fb or lose their accounts after February 8. The coverage was, nonetheless, placed on maintain until Could 15 due to an enormous backlash by the customers.


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