WhatsApp starts reminding users to accept its new privacy policy by May 15

WhatsApp starts reminding users to accept its new privacy policy by May 15

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has started sending notifications to its users for their consent to its new terms of service and privacy policies. The new terms and privacy policy will come into effect on May 15, 2021.

The new terms and privacy policy were earlier supposed to be introduced on February 8. But WhatsApp delayed the promulgation following confusion and misconception among the users.

Several users switched to other messaging apps from WhatApp, fearing that their data will be shared with Facebook.

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Coming into action, WhatsApp issued multiple clarifications and said that users’ data is safe, as they’re end-to-end encrypted.

The messaging app took required action to educate its users about the new privacy policy.

The company has once again started notifying its users about the new terms and privacy policies.

Users will need to accept the new terms and privacy policy by May 15 to use the uninterrupted messaging services. Many users shared screenshots of the notifications received from WhatsApp.

“The terms and privacy policy go into effect on May 15. Please accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp after this date,” the notification read

“Today we’re sharing updated plans for how we’ll ask WhatsApp users to review our terms of service and privacy policy. We previously encountered a great deal of misinformation about this update and we continue to work hard to clear up any confusion,” WhatsApp said in a blog.

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