WhatsApp Policy Change: Some Major Points


Since last few days, users are noticing a WhatsApp policy change notification pop-up while starting Facebook owned WhatsApp chat messenger. This policy update is a compulsory one as WhatsApp has told that if users don’t approve with update then they may be derided with some important features. You can say this is a monopolistic way of making users adjust to the new policy by the messaging communication giant as several users alternatively are switching to platforms like Signal and Telegram fearing WhatsApp may make a keyhole in users privacy. We point down things that is being thrown by WhatsApp policy update below:

WhatsApp Says that:

We’re updating our termsĀ  and privacy policy

BeforeĀ  you review, here are some things to know.

We can’t read or listen to your personal conversations, as they are end to end encrypted. This will never change.
We are making it easier to chat with businesses to ask questions and get quick answers. Chatting with businesses is optional.
It’s our responsibility to explain what we are changing, so we are providing more information.

WhatsApp further states:

We’re not changing the privacy of your personal conversations.

With this update, we are providing more information in our terms and privacy policy, including how you can chat with businesses if you choose. This includes:

How businesses can manage their chats using Facebook tools. Chats with these businesses are optional and clearly labelled in the app.

More information about how WhatsApp works, including how we process data and keep your account safe.

Specific examples of how we work with Facebook to offer new products and services.

The terms and privacy policy go into effect on May 15, 2021. Please accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp after this date. You can read more about your account here.


So this new policy update would make users stick to WhatsApp or most of them would switch to other messaging tools, time would tell.

Tell us what do you think about this new WhatsApp update. You can give your valuable comments below.