The messaging platform laid out fresh terms in January, aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform.
The policy update would allow ownerand its subsidiaries collect user data, including their phone number and location, which sparked a global outcry and a rush of new users to competitors and , among others.
Then moved to delay the new policy launch to May from February and sought to clarify the update was focused on allowing users to message with businesses and would not affect personal conversations, which would continue to have end-to-end encryption.
In its latest, WhatsApp said it will start reminding users to review and accept updates to keep using the messaging platform.
“We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing,” it added.
© Thomson Reuters 2021
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