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WhatsApp amends its earlier call of deleting user accounts on denying new policies; pushes its plan ahead of May15


Last Updated on 09/05/2021 by Khushi

WhatsApp said on Friday that it would not remove Indian user accounts that refuse to follow the company’s new privacy policy.

Before the May 15 deadline, users had to approve the policy.

The regulation permits the Facebook-owned company to exchange business data with third-party apps, including its own.

Following mass demonstrations, the proposal was postponed from February.

With over 400 million users, India is WhatsApp’s largest market.

The messaging platform previously stated that the privacy update, which is only for business customers, does not jeopardise its end-to-end encryption.

“Remember, we are the market and we are the target,” Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of homegrown fintech company Paytm, tweeted in response to the comment. It further continued to say, “If we reject, companies have to hear and offer palatable solution to us Indians.”

A WhatsApp spokesperson mentioned that majority if its users have agreed and accepted the newly carved out user policies although did not mention the estimate number of users.

Khushi is an avid reader and loves analyzing companies in the digital space. Her interest is in online marketing, business, startups, and politics. She does everything perfectly by taking extra time.
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