WhatsApp New Update 2021 Latest News: 7 conditions you just cannot ignore or else lose your account | Privacy Deadline

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 07, 2021, 05:44 PM IST

WhatsApp New Update 2021 Latest News: WhatsApp users can lose their account, if they do not do this. WhatsApp is not giving any options, and if users ignore it they will suffer a loss. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently updated its new Terms and Privacy Policy in which they have asked its users to either accept the changes or their account will be deleted.

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WhatsApp New Update Deadline: Accept or else

WhatsApp New Update Deadline: Accept or else

According to the company, WhatsApp's new Terms of Service and privacy policy will come into effect on February 8. Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp New Update: Info Gathering

WhatsApp New Update: Info Gathering

"WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services," the updated policy reads. "The types of information we receive and collect depend on how you use our Services. We require certain information to deliver our Services and without this we will not be able to provide our Services to you," it further added. Photo: Pixabay

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WhatsApp New Update Location

WhatsApp New Update Location

As part of its new policies, the mobile messaging platform will collect and use precise location information from the users device. "Even if you do not use our location-related features, we use IP addresses and other information like phone number area codes to estimate your general location (e.g., city and country)," the platform said. Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp New Update: Facebook Linkage

WhatsApp New Update: Facebook Linkage

In its updated policies, WhatsApp also said that it works with third-party service providers and "other Facebook Companies" to help it operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market its services. "These companies may provide us with information about you in certain circumstances; for example, app stores may provide us with reports to help us diagnose and fix service issues". Photo: IANS

 

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WhatsApp New Update Business

WhatsApp New Update Business

"Businesses you interact with using our Services may provide us with information about their interactions with you. We require each of these businesses to act in accordance with applicable law when providing any information to us," WhatsApp said in its updated policy. "When you message with a business on WhatsApp, keep in mind that the content you share may be visible to several people in that business." Photo: Reuters

 

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WhatsApp New Update: Managed Communications

WhatsApp New Update: Managed Communications

In addition, some businesses might be working with third-party service providers (which may include Facebook) to help manage their communications with their customers. "For example, a business may give such third-party service provider access to its communications to send, store, read, manage, or otherwise process them for the business," the company said. (Pixabay)

 

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WhatsApp New Update: Amendments to Privacy Policy

WhatsApp New Update: Amendments to Privacy Policy

"We may amend or update our Privacy Policy. We will provide you notice of amendments to this Privacy Policy, as appropriate, and update the “Last modified” date at the top of this Privacy Policy," the company noted.