Facebook said that it decided to delay the update so that it could address the “confusion” and “misinformation” about the planned policy change, which has made some users worry that WhatsApp would share more data with its parent company.
Facebook stressed that both WhatsApp and Facebook has no source to read private messages sent on the app, which encrypts the messages. Rumors that are vague have misinformed the users. Many users think that the planned changes would let Facebook read their personal chats. This has caused an uproar.
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“We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security work on WhatsApp,” the company further added. “We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15”. It said.
For recent many days, rival private messaging apps and softwares like Signal and Telegram are witnessing extreme popularity and an intense amount of users. It has also increased furthermore due to campaigns driven by Trump supporters. These supporters are looking for alternatives to Facebook and Twitter. Actually, these have completely banned Trump for inciting violence recently.
Facebook is constantly saying that messages, voice calls, and video calls are totally encrypted. If we look into the data from the past many years, many privacy blunders have happened. This puts strains in companies reputation, especially in front of those, who already don’t trust it. The main reason behind this mistrust among other rivals and its users is politics.