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WhatsApp This Week: It’s All About Privacy

WhatsApp is facing heat in India over its new privacy policy. Owing to the outrage, the company has delayed the update in India.

WhatsApp is continually upgrading its platform. Every week we get to know about the new and upcoming features of the messaging app. This week was a bit different. This week news focused in additional on the organization’s new privacy policy and its response by peoples and experts at the large.

Notwithstanding that, we additionally became acquainted with about a few features that are expected upon to show up in the application in the coming days.

Thus, here’s beginning and end that made a buzz in WhatsApp this week:

Read Later feature: WhatsApp is working away at another feature considered Read Later that will replace the archived chat feature. It will keep the archived chats hidden forever unless unarchived. However, this feature isn’t available even to beta users yet.

New tones for calls: WhatsApp is also adding new tones to its platform that will show up when users accept, decline or end a call. These tones, according to a report by WABetaInfo, are available in the beta version of the application and in the latest WhatsApp for Android.

Privacy policy update delayed: WhatsApp has delayed its privacy policy update. Prior, the update was set to become effective on February 8. Presently, it has been delayed to launch in May.

WhatsApp tackles privacy debate with print ads: WhatsApp earlier this week published full-page ads in leading newspapers across India to tackle concerns around its new privacy policy. “WhatsApp respects and protects your privacy,” the ad said.

WhatsApp faces legal obstacle over new privacy policy: A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court against the company’s new privacy policy. The appeal claims that the messaging application was endangering public security by transmitting and storing users information in another country.