The company will gradually implement the policy by 15 May. The company believes that by extending the policy time, users will get time to understand it.
Now WhatsApp account no will be suspended or deleted
The update also stated that users would have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021 to continue using WhatsApp services.
This triggered a debate over WhatsApp sharing of users information with Facebook on the Internet.
Instant messaging app WhatsApp said on Saturday that its new update will not change the policies for sharing data with Facebook.
What is the new policy of WhatsApp
processes users data and shares them (data) with Facebook
The update also said that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021 to continue using WhatsApp service.
Increase in download of rival apps like Signal and Telegram
This triggered a debate over WhatsApp sharing the information of users with Facebook on the Internet. After this, the downloads of
rival apps like Signal and Telegram are seen increasing.
After the announcement of WhatsApp s new policy, people have started shifting to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.
1- Rumor: WhatsApp will share users messages with Facebook?
In the new policy, instant messaging app WhatsApp has not changed the personal chat deal. This will keep the end to end encryption. This means that third party apps will not be able to read users messages. According to the WhatsApp policy, we do not read anyone messages nor store the message on the WhatsApp server. Rather, these messages are saved in the users device. As soon as the messages are delivered, they are automatically deleted from the WhatsApp server.
2 rumor: whatsapp share location with facebook?
The location sent by WhatsApp users is safe between the sender and the receiver. In such a situation, if you are sharing location related information with a friend, WhatsApp does not share that information with Facebook. WhatsApp takes an approximate location information, which gives the phone number and IP address.
3 Rumor: WhatsApp records your audio and video calls?
WhatsApp reported that it does not record nor listen to video and audio calls made from its platform. The data of video and voice calls are in encrypted form, such as messages and WhatsApp does not store them.
4- Rumor: WhatsApp saves your Share media files such as documents, photos and audio on company server
The instant messaging app WhatsApp does not store content, such as documents, photos and audio, shared with friends, family and office people. Media files are also part of chat, which the company allows to encrypt. Although the company stores the media files for some time, but as soon as it reaches the receiver, it is deleted from the WhatsApp server.
5- Rumor: Ads will be seen on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp will remain an ad-free service. However, there is also a possibility that advertisements will start coming on this platform in the near future. According to the new policy, we have not yet allowed third party apps to advertise on our own. We have no intention of showing ads yet. But if we do this then the company will inform you.