- WhatsApp wants to curb the misinformation around the policy with the help of a new campaign.
- Whatsapp had said that the new services will go live on February 8 but the date was later pushed to May 15.
What is WhatsApp saying now?
As a part of the new campaign, WhatsApp will now display a small banner at the top of the chat window. WhatsApp will start rolling out the small banners for users in a couple of weeks. Through the banner, WhatsApp will inform users about how the policies will change and how much information will WhatsApp collect. Users will be given the choice to first review the policies and then accept them.
The banner will appear at the top of the chat and in order to read them, users will have to tap on the "Tap to review". Once rolled out, WhatsApp will keep reminding users to read the terms of service and then accept the new update.
What about the May 15 deadline?
When WhatsApp first informed the users about its new privacy policies. It informed users that it will go live on February 8. But after facing severe backlash, WhatsApp pushed the date to May 15. While the dates have changed, the terms and conditions remain the same.