Whatsapp won’t delete your accounts after Feb 8

After receiving a huge backlash and protests over their arm-twisting tactics to enforce the new privacy policy, Whatsapp has buckled under pressure, and postponed the implementation of their new privacy policy. Whatsapp has announced that the implementation of the new privacy policy, which was earlier scheduled for February 8th, will be now postponed to May 15th.

In an official blog post, the instant messaging app informed users that no one’s account will be deleted on February 8. In the blog post, WhatsApp also said that it will do a lot more to inform users about privacy and security on WhatsApp. It seems that Whatsapp will give users more time to analyze and understand the new privacy policies, and then ‘allow’ them to accordingly take the stand. In a blog post published, Whatsapp said, “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts. Besides, Whatsapp also made it clear that no account will be deleted, in case they don’t accept the new privacy policy by Feb 8, as the implementation date has been delayed. This also means that after May 15th, the accounts which doesn’t accept the new privacy policies can be deleted. Whatsapp hasn’t clarified on this aspect yet.