Almost all smartphone users across the world would be familiar with the messaging app WhatsApp, which also happens to be one of the first apps to be downloaded on any new phone. This free-to-use app allows one-on-one messaging, voice and video calls, as well as group chats and calls! Considered to be a very easy and efficient app for communication, WhatsApp has been under fire recently for proposing some new changes to its privacy policy! Recently, WhatsApp had announced that it was going to implement new privacy policy updates on February 8th, which would allow the app to share user data with other apps like Facebook and Instagram!

This lead to severe outrage across the globe and many of WhatsApp's users began migrating to other messaging apps like Telegram, Signal and others. The calls for WhatsApp to not bring in those propposed updates had been growing with each passing day and people had also begun to boycott the app. However, recently WhatsApp had posted a blog update, clarifying that not all user data would be shared and that one-on-one chats would continue to remain encrypted and no third party, not even WhatsApp nor its servers would be able to listen in on those conversations or read those messages. WhatsApp had reiterated that the proposed changes would only apply for any conversations happening on business accounts, to enable related advertisements to be displayed on Facebook and Instagram.

However, this doesn't seem to have satisfied the majority of the people, as the migration out of WhatsApp had been increasing with each passing day. Now, WhatsApp has put up a new blog post, assuring that the proposed privacy policy updates would not be happening on the earlier mentioned date. The company has announced that it would be postponing the implementation of the updates, to give its users more time to read and understand the policies. WhatsApp has also assured that nobody would have their WhatsApp account suspended or deleted on February 8th and also added that the company is working on coming up with better plans to clear any misconceptions surrounding the privacy policy updates. The blog post also mentions that the company would allow the users to review the policy at their own pace and that new business options would be made available from March 15th! Stay tuned for updates...