WhatsApp has said through some tweets that to clear up any confusion related to the new policy, they are trying to talk directly to WhatsApp users. No account will be suspended or deleted on 8 February. We withdraw our business plan till May. We will ensure that users have enough time to understand and review the new policy.
Along with this, WhatsApp has also written that users should be assured that we have never planned to delete any account on the basis of this and will not do so in the future also.
It is further written in the blog, ‘WhatsApp has been made keeping this objective in mind that whatever you share with your friends and relatives, you should remain among the people. So your personal conversations are always protected from end-to-end encryption so that both WhatsApp and Facebook cannot see your private messages. Whose message or call are you talking to, we do not keep a record of this at all. We can not even see your shared location. Also, do not share your contact list with Facebook.
The company has further written, ‘The updates we are making will not change them. Rather, in this update, it has been clearly told how we collect and use your data and also the new options that will be given to people on WhatsApp to send messages to the business. At the moment all our users do not shop for business on WhatsApp, but we feel that more and more people will do so in the times ahead. It is also important that people know about these services beforehand. This update does not mean that after this we will be able to share data with Facebook ‘
WhatsApp has further written in its blog, ‘We want to keep in mind that you get full time to read and accept these conditions, so we have extended the date. This means that no account will be suspended or deleted on 8 February. With regard to the privacy and security of WhatsApp. We will take many more steps to remove the wrong information that is spreading. After this, we will ask people to review the policy and give them enough time for this. Business options will be available from May 15.