Unlike last time that left WhatsApp users shocked by the way messaging app in a way forced people to accept the new changes with an in-app notification. This time WhatsApp wants to communicate the latest changes and is ready to offer its users time to read and then accept.
However, the deadline for the policy was extended to May 15 after users raised privacy concerns as it revealed details of user data WhatsApp shares with Facebook. WhatsApp has since then put out several blog posts to clear the confusion. The company has emphasized that personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted.
The banner feature, which will be released in the coming weeks, will essentially invite users to check out the platform’s privacy policies again.
But do keep in mind that parts of data of those interacting with businesses on WhatsApp can be stored on Facebook’s servers. Primarily, this data will be used by WhatsApp for targeting ads on Facebook. WhatsApp has clarified that the personal messages of users will remain private, though interactions with businesses might not have the same protections. Of course, chatting with a business accountant is optional.
WhatsApp new terms of service alert live in Android beta 188.8.131.52
WhatsApp for Android beta 184.108.40.206 includes new banners that the messaging app is planning to push out soon, according to a WABetaInfo report.