Sparking massive outrage, the news of the update made users to switch to WhatsApp’s rival app, Telegram and Signal, among others, prompting the messaging giant to delay the new privacy launch to May, earlier announced to be introduced in February 8. Moreover, the company also clarified that the update was focused on allowing users to message businesses and would not affect personal conversations.
In its latest blog, WhatsApp said that it will continue to remind its users to review and accept updates to keep using the messaging platform. “We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing,” it added.
The announcement from the messaging app came after its parent company Facebook moved to block all news content in Australia on Thursday, facing backlash from publishers and politicians, prompting a senior British lawmaker to label the move as an attempt to bully a democracy.
From : pk.mashable.com