WhatsApp In-App Banner for Policy Change Review
The banner will appear on the homepage of the app directly above the messages. If you want more information about the new update, you can simply tap on the “Tap to Review” option. This will take you to a new page where WhatsApp discusses the changes that the new policy will bring. If you are convinced, you can click on continue from where you will be taken to another page. Here, you can accept the upcoming changes by hitting Accept.
You will have to make the decision by May 15. Otherwise, you may lose access to the app. However, that won’t happen instantly. Users will be able to receive calls and notifications for short time past May 15. Yet, you will have to accept the policy in order to read and reply to these messages.
WhatsApp has also clarified that it doesn’t even keep logs of your messages, calls, and shared locations. It claims that the new policy will only change the way users interact with businesses via the app.
Also, the blog states that the “limited data” that WhatsApp collects from its users help the platform to be safer and more reliable.
“We believe people are looking for apps to be both reliable and safe, even if that requires WhatsApp having some limited data.”
The blog says that the company will continue to develop new ways of meeting responsibilities with less information.