WhatsApp on Friday said it would Delay the launch of the new policy to May As of February, the update focused on allowing users to send messages with companies, and that the update did not affect personal conversations, which would continue to be end-to-end encryption.
“We’ve heard from a lot of people how confusing there is about our latest update,” the company wrote on Friday in a blog post. The post added, “There was a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and facts.”
Soon another round of trolling began online, with people saying “it was too late” as many had already moved to Signal or Telegram. Others shared memes mocking the brand about how frightened it was and decided to delay the implementation.
– Kumar Choudhury (@ iamkumar32) January 16, 2021
* WhatsApp delays privacy changes by 3 months *
Niels nibs: pic.twitter.com/50M8h4Ci2b
– Harsh Anand (harshhhh_zoned) January 16, 2021
– Amit Singh Rajput (@amitvaani) January 16, 2021
#The WhatsApp Delays privacy changes due to users’ reaction
Meanwhile users to Zuckerberg: pic.twitter.com/HrL1lZMlja
– Komaal.says (iikomaal) January 16, 2021
– zyzz (@ mohdAzizAhmed3) January 16, 2021
Le Signal arrow: pic.twitter.com/jdCrCEpUVJ
– narcassm January 16, 2021
WhatsApp will delay their privacy changes for 3 months
Meanwhile, the world is like: pic.twitter.com/TjHN9o6ex1
– Rishika Rao (aadiivaasii) January 16, 2021
#The WhatsApp Delays privacy changes due to users’ reaction.
Means the audience to Zuckerberg: pic.twitter.com/0fS4si3gvH
– turbosu roy (turbosu_roy) January 16, 2021
The thing is that when the whole family moves to another platform, it is unlikely that we will come back … because you will delay the thing … pic.twitter.com/kHsvPTKBMI
– TOM EPOLLIN ⭐ (TEpollin) January 15, 2021
– Alvin S. (logsbyax) January 16, 2021
– anastipo (teepusahab) January 15, 2021
The advertisement released earlier this month saw severe backlash and created major confusion, leading to a massive migration of users to other apps. As a result, the messaging service has had to provide a better explanation of the data it collects and how it shares this information with its parent company.