WhatsApp is making another desperate bid to tryi to hang on to its userbase after the Facebook-owned messaging service gave users an ultimatum last month: allow your data to be shared with Facebook, or use another app.
WABetaInfo (opens in new tab) spotted the new Terms of Service Alert, that once again informs users of the upcoming changes, and explains in simpler what they'll mean. You can check out the screenshot from the outlet below.
While EU users are protected by EU privacy laws, everyone else had until February 8 to accept the new changes. The move backfired spectacularly, as users said 'okay' and left in droves to switch to apps like Signal and Telegram.
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With the new alert, WhatsApp is reiterating that it still can't read or listen to personal conversations, which are end-to-end encrypted, stating this will never change. Personal details aren't used for user profiling, or targeted advertising on Facebook, and while the changes will allow improved solutions or businesses, chatting with them via WhatsApp is optional.
If you've got no interest in staying with WhatsApp and want to look at your other options, you can check out these eight WhatsApp alternatives instead.