Messenger WhatsApp is postponing the implementation of a user agreement update that resonated with messenger users, the company said in a release.
“We are postponing the date when users will be asked to review and accept the terms (user agreement update – ed.). No one’s account will be suspended or deleted until February 8,” WhatsApp said.
Viber surprised by the new user agreement from WhatsApp
The messenger notes that the deadline for implementing the update has been moved from February 8 to May 15. During this time, users will be able to read and accept the updates at their “comfortable pace.”
The company has also decided to clarify, in order to combat misinformation, that all private conversations will remain protected by end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see private messages. The location, the company notes, also remain hidden and therefore cannot be shared with Facebook.
The messenger WhatsApp has previously updated its user agreement, adding a clause about the transfer of personal data to Facebook. The text of the agreement states that WhatsApp, as part of Facebook, will share with the entire “family of applications” of the corporation necessary information about the user to analyze their habits and tastes.
Facebook and the social network of the same name were founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. The headquarters is located in California. Facebook, in addition to WhatsApp, owns a number of other popular services, such as Messenger and Instagram.