WhatsApp postpones the introduction of the new information protection rules after criticism of users. So far you should agree to the new conditions since February if you wanted to continue using the app belonging to Facebook. Now the new security data guideline will not apply until May, as WhatsApp announced on Friday.
Better Connection With Companies
According to a WhatsApp post, the changes are primarily about creating better ways to communicate with businesses. The so called encryption, with which content is only visible to the participating users, but not even to WhatsApp itself , will not be shaken. There are also no plans to forward information to Facebook. Outside Europe, some WhatsApp user information has been sent to Facebook for advertising purposes or to improve advertising. WhatsApp is the world’s most successful chat app with more than two billion users. In the past few weeks, WhatsApp rivals had reported a strong increase – because users left WhatsApp after the announcement of the new protection policy.
WhatsApp lamented the spread of false data about the changes, which they want to clear up in May. However, there was no question of withdrawing something from the planned changes and the transfer of information.
The Goal Is To Make Money
The fact that WhatsApp should also become a service for communication between companies and their customers has been an option for some time now as to how Facebook could ultimately earn money with the app. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for around 20 billion dollars. Another consideration was advertising in the status of the app, where users can post pics for a day. But this has been put on hold. WhatsApp founders left Facebook a few years ago. According to media, there were differences of opinion with Facebook.