The company delayed its launch as it clarified to its esteemed users about the implications of new updates.
The updates will affect only business communication and would not pose any threat to personal conversations like content shared by a user with family and friends, including personal messages and calls, shared attachments, or locations.
According to the latest policy, user agreement to sharing Facebook information is essential. User data stored on FB servers are accessible for business purposes.
This led to user notions that all the information stored on WhatsApp archives is also public, which led to user unrest.
WhatsApp said that Safety, security, and integrity are an integral part of our Services. We use the information to verify accounts and activity; combat harmful conduct; protect users against bad experiences and spam, and promote safety, security, and integrity.
Additional privacy features are added, such as setting messages to disappear and controlling who can add a user to groups, giving the users added layer of privacy.