WhatsApp Leaves Messages On ‘Status’ Giving Assurance On Privacy

 WhatsApp Leaves Messages On ‘Status’ Giving Assurance On Privacy

One of the most popular application WhatsApp is now under fire due to its new privacy policy.

After putting off the supposed rolling out of the feature by three months and publishing full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers, the latest act from the company was assuring their users via their own ‘Status’ feature.


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WhatsApp has pushed four new messages where the company has given privacy assurance to its users.  WhatsApp users woke up to the four messages displayed on their status from a contact named ‘WhatsApp’. The messages were 

We are committed to your privacy’
‘WhatsApp can’t see your shared location’
‘WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end to encrypted’
‘WhatsApp doesn’t share your contacts with Facebook’

On the other hand, WhatsApp has already postponed the new privacy policy. WhatsApp had already sent notifications to the users regarding the new term and conditions and the services will be not available to the users then the account will be un usable from 8th February. However, they have now deferred the decision. The company issued a statement in a blog post:

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“We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8. We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15,” the blog post read.”

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