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Reports have revealed that the popular messaging app “WhatsApp” has updated its service terms in 2021, which if users don’t support it, they will lose contact with it.
According to WapitaInfo, the new requirements are related to how the most popular messaging applications in the world should handle user data.
The update says that by clicking on the word “OK”, users will accept the new terms that will take effect on February 8, 2021 and after that date, the new terms will have to be accepted to continue using WhatsApp, and if not, there will be another option to delete the account.
WhatsApp does not normally comment on unreleased features, but the British newspaper The Independent has assured that all users must “agree” to the new terms by February 8, 2021 if they want to continue using the app.
It’s worth noting that the “WhatsApp” app has come under criticism for the way it works since the social network “Facebook” bought it in 2014 with a $ 19 billion deal.
And in 2018, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum resigned as CEO of the company amid concerns about violating user privacy and data security.
“Nowadays, companies literally know everything about you, your friends and your interests, and they use everything to sell ads,” Koum wrote, criticizing a blog before selling “WhatsApp” to “Facebook”.
Last year, in 2019, the creator of the competing messaging app Telegram said WhatsApp would never be secure after exposing a massive security flaw that endangered the privacy of 1.5 billion users.