WhatsApp updates its Privacy Policy, to be effective starting February 8, 2021

WhatsApp updates its Privacy Policy, to be effective starting February 8, 2021

WhatsApp users will have to agree to the updated terms of its privacy policy which will come into effect from February 8, 2021, if they wish to continue using the service. The company has started popping up a notice to WhatsApp users notifying the newly updated terms and privacy policy. The notice is shown when WhatsApp users launch the application on their smartphones.

WhatsApp users can now agree with the updated Terms and Privacy Policy effective February 8, 2021

WhatsApp has started showing the notification in India post 12 AM today to certain users in India. WhatsApp users can for the time being either ‘Agree’ with the updated terms and privacy policy effective February 8, 2021 or press ‘Not Now’ and delay the acceptance of the updated terms and privacy policy.

WhatsApp users however post February 8, 2021 will have to necessarily accept the updates incase they wish to continue using WhatsApp. Those who don’t wish to accept the new updates can choose to delete their WhatsApp account by visiting the Help Center to gather more information.

WhatsApp has listed the information about the updated terms and privacy policy on its Key Updates microsite. One can visit the updated terms and privacy policy microsites to find more information on how WhatsApp handles its data, communicates in a better manner with businesses, and makes it easier to connect.

The in-app announcement being used by WhatsApp to push the updated terms and privacy policy to WhatsApp users was inculcated within the app through new updates late 2020, according to a WABetaInfo report.

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Won't make any difference to most folks in India as they are ignorant and will click on "Agree". Profit for Whatsapp

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Won't make any difference to most folks in India as they are ignorant and will click on "Agree". Profit for Whatsapp

What do you mean by that? If won't agree we will not access Whatsapp right?

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What do you mean by that? If won't agree we will not access Whatsapp right?

true, either we have to agree or delete whatsapp account.

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Won't make any difference to most folks in India as they are ignorant and will click on "Agree".

obviously.

if people read terms and conditions before use, most of UPI apps would have only 5% users of current users.

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