“We have heard from so many people how much confusion there’s 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.” BLOOMBERG
‘Update won’t expand sharing data with FB’
WhatsApp had asked users to agree to the new policy by February 8, but has pushed that deadline to May 15 while it further explains the changes.
WhatsApp said that isn’t true, and that all private messages between friends and family members will remain endto-end encrypted. “While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it’s important people are aware of these services,” the company wrote. “This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.”