The app said its roughly two billion users will have until May 15 to review and accept the new policy, or else it will eventually stop working for them. The change was previously set to go into effect on February 8.
“We have heard from so many people how much confusion there is about our recent update,” a spokesperson for WhatsApp said. “There has been a lot of misinformationon that has caused concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and facts.”
WhatsApp said the new policy is not geared towards expanding its ability to share data with Facebook, but rather to allow businesses that interact with customers on the app to store those conversations on Facebook’s servers. The move is a key step in Facebook’s plan to generate revenue with WhatsApp after …
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