It is not that it has ever been among their plans to stop applying the changes in WhatsApp privacy that they had planned for this 2021, but it is true that they decided to postpone the process a time to try to calm users, while explaining better what this modification consisted of. We do not know if that time will have been used for something, but WhatsApp returns to the load with the changes in privacy and now confirms that it will show a banner above the list of conversations explaining everything. The only sure thing we know is many have decided to transfer their WhatsApp conversations to Telegram and even give Signal a chance.
With these changes, the chats we make with companies that use the new Facebook ad system can be used to send us personalized ads. Our great advantage by residing in Spain and being protected by the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can cross-access each other’s data. In fact, the company confirmed that:
Try to clarify things so that everyone accepts the changes
Therefore, in the coming weeks we will see a banner that will appear on the list of conversations by WhatsApp. That one will have a link so that we can calmly read all the details about the changes. After a while, they will begin to remind us that we must review and accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp.
On this subject, they emphasize that for WhatsApp to be free, they charge companies and not users for using WhatsApp to provide that customer service. Some purchasing functions are integrated with Facebook so that companies can manage their inventories through the applications. This is indicated directly in WhatsApp so that people can choose if they want to communicate with companies or not.