In such a situation, the threat is certainly averted, but it is not over. The company has said that it has taken this decision to erase confusion about privacy and security so that people have more time to understand the new changes properly. The company has still not spoken of withdrawing this position.
Users who are against it do not have reason to be satisfied right now. They can use WhatsApp for the next four months without stopping. But Facebook is still threatening to close the account from May 15. This policy will be applicable to those who have approved. Such people cannot withdraw their consent, that is, their information will continue to be shared.
What is the problem with new WhatsApp policy?
The public believes that after the new policy, all the information will go to WhatsApp. All important essential information like gallery, contact number in phone will start stealing WhatsApp.
Quiz:- Why the deadline increased? Due to the WhatsApp new policy, lakhs of people started moving to rival forums like Signal and Telegram. This gave a big shock to the company. In India, considered a big market for WhatsApp, last week the Signal App came first. Experts believe that the new update has been postponed due to this reason.
Disadvantages – 200 million users can delete WhatsApp from May 15, so it will suffer more from users. People will start keeping more than one messaging app in the phone. You can also opt out of WhatsApp by adopting an alternative messaging app. Out of its 200 million users in the world and 400 million users in India, a large number can be lost.
Cleanliness – will protect private communication The company said that the basis of WhatsApp is a simple idea. Whatever you share with your friends or families will stay with you. This means that we will always protect your personal communication from end to end encryption. So WhatsApp or Facebook cannot see these private messages.
The company said, no account will be deleted or suspended on February 8. We will go to the people to review the policy. New business options will be available on 15 May. The company has tried to clear up the confusion with a blog post and has also released a chart.
What are the dangers of using WhatsApp?
In this study conducted by a cyber media research (CMR) firm, it was also found that Telegram is the first choice of users to switch to another messaging app. About 41 percent of users showed that they wanted to move to a privacy-focused app.
The study also showed that 50 percent of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger users receive spam messages daily. The report said that about 50 percent of users surveyed received suspicious messages from unknown numbers with links to potential fishing. According to the survey, the percentage of fishing links coming in WhatsApp was 52 and in Telegram it was 28 percent.