In the last weeks WhatsApp has starred in endless news due to the controversy of his new security policies. The app sent a large part of its users a message informing about the changes in security and Privacy, with the option to accept or postpone them. However, many decided not to accept them, due to the integration of Facebook and the possibility that WhatsApp share information.
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The update has generated so much uncertainty among users that many decided to migrate to other instant messaging applications such as Telegram; who managed to collect 500 million users in a record time of 3 days.
But WhatsApp It could not stay with its hands crossed, so the platform has made a statement clarifying its new security policies and stating that all user information will continue to be protected. Not to mention that now you have until 15 th of May to accept the policies and not until February 8 as was believed.
WhatsApp rolls back its security policies
The intention of postponing the new changes is so that WhatsApp can clarify to all users the information about how privacy and security works on the platform. This is how he mentioned it in a statement:
“We are postponing the date that we ask people again to review and agree to the terms. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8th. We will also do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around the ways privacy and security works on WhatsApp. Then we will gradually ask people to review policies at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15. “
This means that you have until 15 th of May to decide if you want to stay on WhatsApp or not.
What will happen from May 15 on WhatsApp?
He 15 th of May is the deadline for anyone who has not accepted the new security policies of WhatsApp do so or the app will force them to delete your account. They will no longer be able to use the platform unless they accept the new terms.
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Is it true that with the new policies your information can be seen?
In the same statement WhatsApp clarified that users’ conversations with their friends and family will continue to be private and protected through an end-to-end encryption system; so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see the messages.
The goal of sharing only certain information with Facebook is to make suggestions based on the profile, personalize features and content, and display relevant offers and ads. Features coming soon with the integration of WhatsApp Business.
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But tell us, have you already accepted the new security policies? What do you think of the changes that WhatsApp will have?
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