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WhatsApp Giving Another Go At Explaining Its Privacy Policy. Here’s What You Should Be Aware Of

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".

In January, WhatsApp had announced an update to its terms of service and privacy policy. This announcement was followed by an in-app notification that required users to read the new terms and agree to the policies by 8 February 2021, which would let them continue using the app. However, the update was widely condemned, as is seemed to suggest changes to the data the platform would share with its parent company Facebook. Following this wave of criticism, WhatsApp extended the deadline to accept the terms till 15 May.

Recently, a revised way to review the terms of service and privacy policy has been released by WhatsApp. It says that, similar to Snapchat, it will employ the Status feature to share updates directly within the platform.

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.

The impact when the privacy policy was announced earlier

The widespread criticism and users shifting to rival apps like Telegram and Signal made WhatsApp postpone the release of the final changes in their privacy policy. However, on Friday the company declared that the policy will be rolled out but it gives users the freedom to read it at their own pace.

"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.

"Due to misinformation and based on feedback from our users, we have pushed back the timeline of acceptance of WhatsApp's terms of service and privacy policy to the 15th of May. In the meantime, we continue to engage with the government and are grateful for the opportunity to answer questions that we received from them," WhatsApp said in an e-mailed statement to PTI.

WhatsApp also said the new in-app notification is redesigned based on feedback from users.

"...but the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy remain the same. As a reminder, this update does not change the privacy of people's personal conversations and does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook," WhatsApp said.

WhatsApp has clarified that people who haven't accepted the privacy policy after 15 May can still receive calls and get notifications, but they'll need to agree to the update to send messages.

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."

Trends

WhatsApp Giving Another Go At Explaining Its Privacy Policy. Here’s What You Should Be Aware Of

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".

In January, WhatsApp had announced an update to its terms of service and privacy policy. This announcement was followed by an in-app notification that required users to read the new terms and agree to the policies by 8 February 2021, which would let them continue using the app. However, the update was widely condemned, as is seemed to suggest changes to the data the platform would share with its parent company Facebook. Following this wave of criticism, WhatsApp extended the deadline to accept the terms till 15 May.

Recently, a revised way to review the terms of service and privacy policy has been released by WhatsApp. It says that, similar to Snapchat, it will employ the Status feature to share updates directly within the platform.

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.

The impact when the privacy policy was announced earlier

The widespread criticism and users shifting to rival apps like Telegram and Signal made WhatsApp postpone the release of the final changes in their privacy policy. However, on Friday the company declared that the policy will be rolled out but it gives users the freedom to read it at their own pace.

"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.

"Due to misinformation and based on feedback from our users, we have pushed back the timeline of acceptance of WhatsApp's terms of service and privacy policy to the 15th of May. In the meantime, we continue to engage with the government and are grateful for the opportunity to answer questions that we received from them," WhatsApp said in an e-mailed statement to PTI.

WhatsApp also said the new in-app notification is redesigned based on feedback from users.

"...but the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy remain the same. As a reminder, this update does not change the privacy of people's personal conversations and does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook," WhatsApp said.

WhatsApp has clarified that people who haven't accepted the privacy policy after 15 May can still receive calls and get notifications, but they'll need to agree to the update to send messages.

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."

Trends

WhatsApp Giving Another Go At Explaining Its Privacy Policy. Here’s What You Should Be Aware Of

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".

In January, WhatsApp had announced an update to its terms of service and privacy policy. This announcement was followed by an in-app notification that required users to read the new terms and agree to the policies by 8 February 2021, which would let them continue using the app. However, the update was widely condemned, as is seemed to suggest changes to the data the platform would share with its parent company Facebook. Following this wave of criticism, WhatsApp extended the deadline to accept the terms till 15 May.

Recently, a revised way to review the terms of service and privacy policy has been released by WhatsApp. It says that, similar to Snapchat, it will employ the Status feature to share updates directly within the platform.

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.

The impact when the privacy policy was announced earlier

The widespread criticism and users shifting to rival apps like Telegram and Signal made WhatsApp postpone the release of the final changes in their privacy policy. However, on Friday the company declared that the policy will be rolled out but it gives users the freedom to read it at their own pace.

"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.

"Due to misinformation and based on feedback from our users, we have pushed back the timeline of acceptance of WhatsApp's terms of service and privacy policy to the 15th of May. In the meantime, we continue to engage with the government and are grateful for the opportunity to answer questions that we received from them," WhatsApp said in an e-mailed statement to PTI.

WhatsApp also said the new in-app notification is redesigned based on feedback from users.

"...but the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy remain the same. As a reminder, this update does not change the privacy of people's personal conversations and does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook," WhatsApp said.

WhatsApp has clarified that people who haven't accepted the privacy policy after 15 May can still receive calls and get notifications, but they'll need to agree to the update to send messages.

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."

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