Thank you to everyone who’s reached out. We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with @WhatsApp users. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on Feb 8 and we’ll be moving back our business plans until after May – https://t.co/H3DeSS0QfO
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 15, 2021
WhatsApp said that the message on its platform is end-to-end encryption. Neither she nor Facebook can see private messages on that platform.
WhatsApp said, ‘No account will be suspended or closed on February 8. We will do more to remove the misinformation spread about privacy and security on WhatsApp. We will go slowly to the people to review the policy. New business options will be available from May 15. ‘
We want to make sure that users get enough time to understand and review the new terms. Trust me, we will never delete any account on the basis of this and will not do so in the future also.
Earlier, WhatsApp had said that to continue using its platform, users would have to agree on the new terms and policy by February 8.
WhatsApp said that it does not keep the details of whom the users are sending messages or whom they are calling. Also, she does not share contacts with Facebook.
Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp had said, ‘These changes are related to optional’ business features’ on WhatsApp. This will bring more transparency to our data collection and usage.
This development is significant from the point of view that India is one of the biggest markets for WhatsApp. The number of WhatsApp users in India is more than 400 million.
Meanwhile, downloads of WhatsApp’s rival platform signal and telegram have increased significantly.