However, the company has announced that they are getting back the date amid what it explains as “misinformation” encircling the prospective change.
According to the company, this will offer more time for it to “sort out the false information about how privacy and security works on Facebook” ahead of the changes are ultimately implemented in the spring. Making it a little bit more specific on May 15.
WhatsApp further stated that it is not going to delete or suspend any user’s account on February 8, which is just 21 days away. According to a blog post of the Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, it desires everyone to know its policies and the details, ahead of the modifications are executed.
“WhatsApp was established on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. This indicates we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can view these private messages. It’s why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We additionally can’t see your shared location and we don’t share your contacts with Facebook.”
The company further added,
“With these updates, none of that is changing. Alternatively, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp. And gives additional transparency about how we gather and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today. We believe that more people will prefer to do so in the future. And its necessary people are aware of these services. This update does not extend our capability to share data with Facebook.”