“In the coming weeks, we’ll display a banner in WhatsApp providing more information that people can read at their own pace,” the messaging platform said in a blog post. “We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp.”
The company explained how it will provide users more clarity about its policies. “We’ve reflected on what we could have done better here,” WhatsApp said. “We want everyone to know our history of defending end-to-end encryption and trust we’re committed to protecting people’s privacy and security. We’re now using our Status feature to share our values and updates directly within WhatsApp. We’ll be doing much more to make our voice clear going forward.”
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court directed WhatsApp to give an undertaking that private data of users was not being shared with a third party. The court told the messaging platform that people valued their privacy more than money.