WhatsApp retracts and suspends an update that provoked users
The company decided "WhatsApp" to suspend updating its policies on saving user data, which sparked widespread controversy and prompted many users to abandon the application.
And WhatsApp confirmed today, Friday, that users will not be subject to blocking or deleting their accounts on the application by February 8, and users will be able to learn about the new policies until May 15th.
"WhatsApp" said that the recent update does not expand its ability to provide data to "Facebook", which owns the application, adding that it will not provide information about the user's whereabouts or contacts to "Facebook".
She added that the update includes "transparent information" about how the application collects and uses users' personal data.
WhatsApp’s plans to update its privacy policies have caused concern among many users, as the update indicated that the “WhatsApp” application will share information with other Facebook products with the aim of “improving the work of the services” provided by the company.
With the exception of users in the European Union and Britain, users have been advised to accept the new policies or remove the application by February 8.