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WhatsApp privacy changes will finally be optional

WhatsApp began the year surrounded by controversy after announcing its new privacy policies, something that did not please many users who ended up going in disarray to other applications. We could now be before the last chapter of the drama, as WaBetaInfo ensures that the new WhatsApp privacy policy will be optional.

Initially, it was going to be necessary to accept the new conditions of use of WhatsApp to continue chatting, although Facebook instead announced that functions would be progressively limited, and then backtracking. Now, it seems that it will only be necessary to accept this privacy policy to connect with certain business profiles on WhatsApp.

Accept the conditions only if you need them

WhatsApp’s attempts to explain the changes in its privacy policy did not have much effect so that the whole matter has been paused since the end of May when the company announced that for the moment no limitation would be applied to those who had not accepted. the terms of use. Three months later, we have a new episode of this novel.

WaBetaInfo has discovered a notice that appears when trying to chat with a company account if you have not accepted the terms of use. Basically, if you don’t accept the conditions, you can’t chat with the company. The reason is that this company uses a Facebook service to manage chats, and the company needs you to accept the use of your data in that service in the new privacy policy.

What emerges from this notice is that to continue talking with your friends and acquaintances you should not need to accept the privacy policy. Instead, the application would ask you to accept the conditions only when you are going to perform an action that really needs it, such as chatting with a business account.

According to WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp plans to announce these changes to the terms of use soon, which would materialize in a future update of the application for iPhone and Android phones. Will it be the end of the crisis of the terms of use of WhatsApp?

Mehran Khan

Mehran Khan is a Software Engineer, a leading Digital Marketing expert in Pakistan. With over 4+ years of experience in digital marketing & SEO.

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