WhatsApp presses on with controversial privacy changes
What you need to know
- It says that it will provide users with an in-app banner in the coming weeks to give them more information.
In a blog post the company stated:
WhatsApp says that in the coming weeks users will see a banner with more information that they can read at their own pace. Whatsapp has also updated its explainer page regarding the changes. Amongst other clarifications, the page fervently states:
WhatsApp says new changes will make it easier for users to talk to businesses using Whatsapp, a feature businesses pay for that lets customers ask questions, make orders and purchases, and get information without having to make a phone call or send an email.
The new changes will take effect in May.
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