There were concerns that Whatsapp would share users' private conversations with Facebook. Many WhatsApp users shifted to other messaging apps like Telegram and Signal as well.
Now users, report that they have started getting new notification from the company, to accept the privacy policies by May 15.
In the notification, Whatsapp specifically mentions that it is not changing the privacy of user's personal conversations. That will still remain end-to-end encrypted and 'never change'.
They claim the update will make it easier for businesses to chat using Facebook tools. The company says that the chats with these businesses are optional and that is labelled in the app.
Meanwhile, the Centre on March 1, told the Delhi High Court that the policies are still being examined at the highest level and that they were seeking some clarification from Whatsapp regarding the same.
Taking note of the submission, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva granted three weeks’ time to the Centre for the purpose and asked it to file a status report while listing the matter for further hearing on April 19.