WhatsApp takes U-Turn on New Terms of Users Rejecting Its Privacy Policy

Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has reversed their decision around users who reject its new privacy policy terms, stating that those who decide not to accept the conditions will not experience limited functionality.

As quoted by Hypebeast, WhatsApp addressed in a statement, “Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update.”

Initially, WhatsApp had stated that those that reject or ignore its terms will experience functionality with its privacy policy coming into effect on May 15. Users at the time were concerned that their personal data would be shared with Facebook.

WhatsApp insist that this isn’t the case, as the updated terms regard messages sent to business via the app.

WhatsApp continued saying that “We will continue to remind users from time to time and let them accept the update, including when they choose to use relevant optional features like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook. We hope this approach reinforces the choice that all users have whether or not they want to interact with a business.”