It caused a global uproar sending subscribers across to Telegram and Signal applications. WhatsApp had to delay its rollout of the updated policies to May. The company had also tried clarifying the change is focused on allowing users to connect with businesses and not disrupting personal conversations.
In India, Facebook’s largest user base, its executives fielded questions from a parliamentary panel. Questions regarding the need for the updates.
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WhatsApp said in its recent blog bit.ly/3ufc9Eq that it will begin to remind users to check and approve changes to continue using the chat tool.
“We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing,” it added.
The announcement by WhatsApp comes when on Thursday, Facebook banned all news material in Australia. This move faced criticism from publishers and lawmakers, leading a senior British lawmaker to mark the decision as an effort to intimidate a democracy.
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