"Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp", it added. This means rival services like Signal and Telegram have been receiving millions of new subscribers, something which both have been happy to boast about.
Additionally, AndroidPolice reported that in India (WhatsApp's largest user market), the app took out a number of front-page ads in some of the country's top newspapers that read "WhatsApp respects and protects your privacy".
But the Court said that several other platforms also did the same and not just Whatsapp alone. It had earlier said the policy will be effective from February 8.
We're now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms.
WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you share with your friends and family stays between you. "Signal does not keep any call logs or data backups", said Harder, who joined Signal in 2018.
Facebook's poor privacy track record, and the fact that WhatsApp has over time turned its sights on monetising the platform for its large global user base, has eroded trust in the chat app, which, in turn, has had the effect of turning a relatively mundane update into a worldwide controversy.
In second status, WhatsApp said, 'All chats on WhatsApp are protected with end-to-end encryption and no one can read or listen to your personal chat'.
The growth of Telegram and Signal in China isn't almost as remarkable as their soaring popularity in regions where WhatsApp has been the mainstream chat app, but the uplift is a reminder that WeChat alternatives still exist in China in various capacities. WhatsApp has already realized that is wrong Postponed the entry into force of its new rules. "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 added.
WhatsApp stressed that its practice of sharing data with Facebook was not new, and was not being expanded.