Reverse all, or almost. Facebook-owned messaging wanted to force its two billion users to share some of their personal data with the group’s other platforms, especially through commercial partnerships.
“We are now delaying the date by which users will have to review and agree to the terms,” the company said in a blog post.
This modification of the conditions of use of this encrypted messaging were to take effect from February 8. Those who did not accept it were even to be excluded from the service. The changes will not be effective until May 15th.
Faced with the outcry over data sharing and the leak of subscribers on other platforms, WhatsApp announces its decision to postpone this change.
These changes concerned in particular the sale of services to companies wishing to access WhatsApp to communicate with messaging users. In this context, the latter had to deliver some data multinational, such as the list of their transactions in the Facebook ecosystem, but also their phone number or their IP address.