In it, customers will be announced that they will be able to use the messaging app to communicate with family and friends, exactly the same as always, without the need to share your data with companies, which is what Mark Zuckerberg’s company was looking for with the change.
Nevertheless, those who choose this option will not be able to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses that use Facebook services.
WhatsApp, like Facebook and Instagram, already allows companies use your platform to communicate with customers. Now, according to the information from WABetaInfo, which indicates that the change will come through a future update, this will no longer be possible if the user does not ‘click’ on the option ‘Accept’ in the new conditions.
The app that has more than two billion users, has been making changes to its policies regarding the exposure of personal data of the client with companies
At first, the application pointed out that it would be mandatory to accept them in order to continue using the serviceHe even set a deadline to accept the change: May 25.
On that date, WhatsApp affirmed that those accounts that do not accept the new conditions they would lose elementary functions of the app, in order to make your account obsolete.
“Given the recent discussion with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make it clear that We currently have no plans to limit WhatsApp functionality for those who have not yet accepted the update. “
“Instead, we will continue to remind users of the update from time to time, as well as when people choose to use relevant optional features, such as contacting a company that is supported by Facebook,” WhatsApp explained in a statement.
The message that users will see in the next update when starting a chat with a company account will read something like this: “Chat with this company. WhatsApp has recently updated its terms and privacy policies. This company uses a secure service from the Facebook company to manage the chats. To chat with this company, please review and accept the WhatsApp update. “