New Delhi: Instantaneous messaging app WhatsApp that had confronted plenty of flak over its privateness coverage and phrases of use replace, has now mentioned that it’ll not delete customers’ account after the brand new privateness phrases come into impact from Might 15, nonetheless, in the long run customers will not be capable of learn or ship messages from the app.
“To provide you sufficient time to evaluate modifications at your individual tempo and comfort, we’ve prolonged the efficient date to Might 15th. In case you haven’t accepted by then, WhatsApp is not going to delete your account. Nevertheless, you will not have full performance of WhatsApp till you settle for. For a short while, you’ll obtain calls and notifications, however will not be capable of learn or ship messages from the app,” a WhatsApp FAQ web page mentioned.
In the meantime customers could have the next choices, as pointed by WhatsApp in its FAQ Web page:
- Customers can nonetheless settle for the updates after Might 15th. WhatsApp coverage associated to inactive customers will apply.
- Earlier than Might 15th, customers can export your chat historical past on Android or iPhone, and obtain a report of your account. In the event that they want to delete your account on Android, iPhone, or KaiOS, WhatsApp hopes that the customers rethink.
Final week, WhatsApp mentioned that it will show a banner on the app offering customers with extra data on the privateness coverage.
WhatsApp mentioned that within the coming weeks, it would show a banner in WhatsApp offering extra data that individuals can learn at their very own tempo.
WhatsApp in its latest weblog wrote, “Right this moment we’re sharing up to date plans for a way we’ll ask WhatsApp customers to evaluate our phrases of service and privateness coverage. We beforehand encountered an excessive amount of misinformation about this replace and we proceed to work laborious to clear up any confusion.”
Notably, WhatsApp has requested customers to both give their consent to sharing knowledge with Fb or lose their accounts after February eight. The coverage was, nonetheless, placed on maintain until Might 15 due to an enormous backlash by the customers.