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Now WhatsApp using Status updates to clear air on new privacy policy

Now WhatsApp using Status updates to clear air on new privacy policy

WhatsApp has now resorted to using Status updates to clear the confusion over its new privacy policy. WhatsApp has now started using its Status Updates page to reach Indian users on the platform. The service is using the medium to inform users of its commitment to privacy amidst the ongoing crisis that started after WhatsApp made its new privacy policy live in India in January.

“One thing that isn’t new is our commitment to your privacy,” says one of the status updates, while another reads, “WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted.”

The messages are part of a larger group of actions that WhatsApp and Facebook have been taking lately to avoid any confusion over the new policy. The policy offered users no choice but to accept the terms before February 8 or discontinue using WhatsApp. However, it has now pushed back the date of effect to May 15.

“We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts,” wrote WhatsApp in a blog post last month. Read More...

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