The blog post stated, “Additionally, users will soon see a banner in WhatsApp, which will provide more information that users can read "at their own pace".
WhatsApp claimed that the banner will include more information that addresses all the questions raised since the announcement of the policy update was made. "Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp," the blog post added.
"We've also included more information to try and address concerns we're hearing. Eventually, we'll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp," the company said.
Due to the plethora of concerns raised by Indian users, the government asked WhatsApp to withdraw the changes, stating they were unfair. It also said that if users were not given an option to opt-out, it raised "grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens.”
Thus, this time post the decision, WhatsApp on Friday said that it has informed the centre that it will remain committed towards the protection of the privacy of personal conversations of individuals in India.
WhatsApp also said the new in-app notification is redesigned based on feedback from users.
What is the new WhatsApp policy?
The application is making new ways to chat or shop with businesses on WhatsApp, which is entirely optional. This means that WhatsApp will use some shopping features which claims to involve Facebook and allows businesses to coordinate across both the apps. It is important to note that personal messages will continue to end-to-end encrypted, so WhatsApp can’t read or listen to them.
The application will also employ the Status feature to share their values and updates directly to users. It will also display a banner that will provide information about the new policy for people to read and understand. This banner will incorporate detailed information and concerns raised by users in the past, and will also start reminding people to accept these policies
The company said, "We strive to be thoughtful on the decisions we make and we'll continue to develop new ways of meeting these responsibilities with less information, not more."