“In the coming weeks, we’ll display a banner in WhatsApp providing more information that people can read at their own pace,” WhatsApp explained in a blog post. “We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp.”
Amid criticism, the messaging platform delayed enforcing the new policy by three months and has been explaining its terms to users via blog posts, though its explanations fail to address what it plans to do about users who do not accept the terms.
The messaging platform is now expected to give users until May 15 to agree to the new terms and conditions.
Since 2016, WhatsApp’s privacy policies have granted the application the permission to share metadata such as user phone numbers, device information, and location among others with Facebook, which has being involved in legal tussles over privacy concerns.