Whatsapp messaging service postpones a previously announced change to the terms and conditions. There was a lot to do about that over the past week. Users were afraid to lose their account.
Whatsapp came out on Friday night with the news that the proposed change has been removed for the time being. The social media company wants to give users more time to read into the new conditions.
Among other things, customers were worried that their information will be used for advertising and will be channelled to companies. Millions of people have thrown the app off their phone and switched to other providers like Telegram.
WhatsApp wanted the adjustment to take effect on February 8th. Users had to agree to the new terms or they lost access to their accounts at WhatsApp, as announced earlier this month. Now that deadline will be May 15.
By the way, WhatsApp cannot share user information with Facebook in Europe, because this is not allowed because of the European privacy regulation AVL.
Billionaire and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk previously made a call through his Twitter account to switch to the competing app Signal. This has led to a significant increase in the number of new users of that service.