WhatsApp users on Wednesday received a pop-up directing users to accept the new Terms of Service, failing which the users will have to forgo using the app. The Facebook-owned company has set February 8 as the deadline to accept its new norm. The updated terms of service involves users giving access to their WhatsApp data and how the company processes it. The new terms also include how businesses can use Facebook-owned services to store and manage WhatsApp chats.
Cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp, that was bought by Facebook in 2014, saw a gradual change in the way it accessed user data. The social networking company is now showing WhatsApp users a ‘take it or leave it’ option with the latest policy update.
This comes in stark contrast with what the company initially promised back in 2014 during the acquisition by Facebook when WhatsApp assured its goal is to know “as little as possible”. While users were able to opt out until now, starting February 8, they will have only one solution, if they don’t want their data to be owned by the parent company – uninstall the app and stop using the service.
Since the announcement, anxious WhatsApp users are mulling to move to other messenger apps. They are doubting the new policy is a hindrance with their privacy. Doubts have cropped up in the minds of the people that all the data of the users using WhatsApp may be leaked. Privacy of the people may be over.
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