Updated: January 18, 2021 10:41:41 am
WhatsApp on Friday said it would delay the new policy launch to May from February, that the update was focused on allowing users to message with businesses, and that the update does not affect personal conversations, which will continue to have end-to-end encryption.
“We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update,” the company wrote Friday in a blog post. “There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts,” post added.
Soon it started another round of trolling online, with people saying “it’s too late” as many have already moved onto Signal or Telegram. Others shared memes to poke fun at brand as to how it got scared and decided to postpone the implementation.
— Kumar Chaudhary (@iamkumar32) January 16, 2021
*WhatsApp delays privacy changes by 3 months*
Nibba-nibbs : pic.twitter.com/50M8h4Ci2b
— Harsh Anand (@harshhhh_zoned) January 16, 2021
— Amit Singh Rajput (@amitvaani) January 16, 2021
#WhatsApp delays privacy changes due to users backlash
Meanwhile users to Zuckerberg : pic.twitter.com/HrL1lZMlja
— Komaal.says (@iikomaal) January 16, 2021
— zyzz (@MohdAzizAhmed3) January 16, 2021
le Signal shares: pic.twitter.com/jdCrCEpUVJ
— narcassm (@narcassm) January 16, 2021
WhatsApp will delay their privacy changes by 3 month
Meanwhile, world be like: pic.twitter.com/TjHN9o6ex1
— Rishika Rao (@aadiivaasii) January 16, 2021
#WhatsApp delays Privacy changes due to users backlash.
Meanwhie public to Zuckerberg: pic.twitter.com/0fS4si3gvH
— Turbosu Roy (@turbosu_roy) January 16, 2021
The thing is that when the whole family moves to another platform, it is unlikely that we are going to come back … because u will delay the thing … pic.twitter.com/kHsvPTKBMI
— TOM EPOLLIN ⭐ (@TEpollin) January 15, 2021
— alvin x (@logsbyax) January 16, 2021
— anastipu (@teepusahab) January 15, 2021
The announcement made earlier this month had seen severe backlash and created a huge confusion, leading to a huge migration of users to others apps. As a result, the messaging service was forced to explain better what data it collects and how it shares that information with parent company.
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