- The company did not clarify the reason behind the decision.
- WhatsApp faces backlash over user concerns on data being shared with the parent company.
WhatsApp defers May 15 deadline: Reasons for Deferment
The company did not clarify the reason behind the decision and did not disclose the number of users who have accepted the terms so far.
The main reasons for Deferment are:
The users did not get complete information about the policy
A WhatsApp spokesperson said:
“While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven’t had the chance to do so yet. No accounts will be deleted on May 15 because of this update and no one will lose the functionality of WhatsApp either. We will follow up with reminders to people over the next several weeks.”
The spokesperson added that the company has spent the last few months working to clear confusion and misinformation. “While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven’t had the chance to do so yet,” the spokesperson said.
WhatsApp clarifies that the changes were necessary to help businesses through WhatsApp Business, to facilitate communication between businesses and customers.
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