WhatsApp clarifies user’s data protection with its new ‘privacy principles’ status

  • WhatsApp proclaimed on Friday that it will delay its privacy policy for the next three months
  • The massive criticism has helped Signal and Telegram to have 500 million downloads and the former is now appearing as the No. 1 app in both the app store and Google Play Store, especially in India

Facebook-owned social messaging app WhatsApp, which has been going through severe opprobrium and uncertainty about its newly released privacy policy, has now highlighted that it has put privacy principles as a status to ensure that user’s chats will be secured like earlier. It is reaching all its users to clear the confusion that it will ask its users for their permission to accept and review the new policy update. 

In the past few months, Facebook was already in trouble for its alleged dominance of power and stealing customer’s data. Now, it has been trolled massively and its rivals alleged that the social networking firm is selling customer’s data to third parties. Ultimately, WhatsApp’s user base started decreasing, while there is an escalation of downloads of Signal and Telegram.

The privacy message is now there on the top in the status section of the user’s WhatsApp accounts. The first image with a lock and an eye says, “We are committed to your privacy,” followed by, “Tap to learn more.” The message on the privacy images also says, “WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversation as they’re end-to-end encrypted. WhatsApp can’t see your shared location and it doesn’t share your contacts with Facebook.”

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Even WhatsApp proclaimed on Friday that it will delay its privacy policy for the coming three months. Last week, the company also posted a FAQ page on its website where it highlighted its commitment to protecting user’s privacy. The massive criticism has helped Signal and Telegram to have 500 million downloads and the former is now appearing as the No. 1 app in both the app store and Google Play Store, especially in India, which is the biggest market for WhatsApp globally. 

The company’s new FAQ page says, “We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data.”

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