The WhatsApp short message application is delaying the need for its users to share personal data with the Facebook platform. Initially, the deadline was planned to take effect on February 8.
Quoting AFP, WhatsApp postponed it because it was worried that its users would move to use other instant messaging applications if the policy was enforced.
“We will postpone the schedule and will first review user responses,” WhatsApp quoted AFP as saying, Friday (15/1).
It is not yet known exactly when the policy for WhatsApp users to share data with Facebook will be implemented.
WhatsAppa only stated that they would ask for opinions from various groups in stages.
“Before new business options can be implemented on 15 May,” WhatsApp wrote.
Previously, the WhatsApp messaging application drew criticism from a number of its users. This happens after the personal data belongs to its users and can be shared with Facebook.
The policy to share data with Facebook is planned to start on February 8, 2021. If you don’t agree with the update, users will no longer be able to use the service.
This Whatsapp notification is a follow-up to the change to the instant messaging service policy announced in July 2020.
In fact, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk invited his followers on Twitter to switch from WhatsApp to the Signal application