- Aug 31, 2022
WhatsApp changes the policy on privacy for its users, turning it to the “take it or leave it” option. High Court in Delhi, India recently announced its verdict over Facebook and WhatsApp. The court has dismissed the appeals of both social networks.
The Indian market is one of the biggest and the most desired for Meta-owned WhatsApp and Facebook platforms. It means that they were waiting for the decision of the Delhi court on new privacy changes with anticipation. Yet, Delhi officials were not that keen on the raised privacy option announced by WhatsApp. According to them, the new rules are tricking users into signing the agreement that allows sharing the data with Facebook. The appeals that came from WhatsApp and Facebook were rejected. The court agreed with the decision of Justice Subramonium Prasad and Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma taken on April 22, 2021.
The new policy may not look different, but it is. It was called the most controversial one and it provoked numerous lawsuits around the world. Users were left without much choice. Without an agreement with the new rules, they were restricted from the major features they were using. It included the messaging contacts information and calling possibilities.
Those users, who were attentive enough to the new updates and read the hidden messages between the lines, received the opportunity to make choice. Yet, they still received the reminder to accept the rules. Those who survived the pressure received the useless messaging app, because:
- WhatsApp took the ability to answer video and voice calls from other users;
- Enabled notifications provided the rare opportunity to still read and reply to the messages;
- All you could do is call back to the calls you’ve missed;
- In a few weeks of your decline, WhatsApp stopped sending your messages from friends, notifications, and even calls.
Improved Privacy or Business Trick
It is still unknown what WhatsApp will do next. Apparently, millions of users agreed with the rules released back in 2021. Those who did not switch the app to the alternatives on the market, made WhatsApp lose clients.
Do you use the WhatsApp app? Have you agreed to the privacy rules in May 2021? Express your opinion about that in the comments below.