After negative reactions from the user community, which among other things has resulted in a massive boom in privacy-focused alternative messaging apps, WhatsApp has just announce the postponement of the entry into force of its new privacy policies for three months.
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WhatsApp wants to “clear up the misinformation”
Thus, the reform in data sharing of the leading application in the field of instant messaging will not apply until May 15, so that users can “review the policy at their own pace before new business options become available.”
We will make sure users have plenty of time to review and understand the terms. Rest assured we never planned to delete any accounts based on this and will not do so in the future.
– WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 15, 2021
Likewise, they ruled out that the new privacy policies of the app will cause chats and / or information of WhatsApp users are displayed on their Facebook profiles:
We will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption, so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see these private messages.
Recognizing that, these days “there has been a lot of confusion” around its recent update, WhatsApp now affirms that they will do their best “to clear up misinformation about how privacy and security works” of the app.