WhatsApp has begun carrying out in-app updates announcing an update to its Terms of Services and Privacy Policies user-by-user.
Users were told that their data would be treated in a distinctive manner by the application, unveiling a new relationship with Facebook.
The article further illustrates how this launch also highlights a harsh truth: “if you’re a WhatsApp user, you’re a Facebook customer, and while the two services have historically been quite distinct, the process of integration only moves in one direction.”
In certain countries, the Facebook-owned messaging app has also begun sending ultimatum-like pop-up notices to customers, telling them to follow the latest rules on privacy or risk losing their accounts. For customers who began searching for solutions to the application, this did not sit well.
“does not affect privacy of messages with friends or family”does not affect the privacy of friends or family messages. “Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp.”