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WhatsApp reminds users to accept new privacy policy by May 15

WhatsApp is all set to update its new privacy policy on May 15. The messaging platform asked all the users to accept its new privacy policy by May 15. On Saturday, the app started sending its privacy policy update notifications to users, reminding them to accept the new terms of service and privacy policies before the given time otherwise they will not be able to use WhatsApp.

In its update reminder notification, WhatsApp has said it is not changing the privacy of user’s personal conversations. It said the new update would make it easier for the people who want to use  WhatsApp for businesses purpose. The messaging app has also reassured in the reminder that WhatsApp cannot read the private conversations of users because they are end-to-end encrypted. And they would remain that way even after the new update.

The new privacy policy of WhatsApp was supposed to be out on February 8. But due to some misconception and confusion regarding the user’s privacy, WhatsApp delayed the launch of its update.

WhatsApp saw a downfall in its users due to confusion regarding its new privacy policy. Many users left the app and migrated to other messaging apps like Telegram and Signal thinking that WhatsApp will share their private conversations with Facebook. 

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Later, WhatsApp issued a statement where it said the chats on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted and no one can read the conversation except the receiver and sender. The Facebook-owned messaging app took the help of various ways to educate people about the new privacy.

Earlier, WhatsApp had used the Status feature on the app to educate people about the new privacy policy. The company has come up with a new campaign to let people know what they mean when they say that the policies are going to change.

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