Popular Facebook run messaging app WhatsApp has started rolling out its updated Terms of Service (ToS).
The update which sees Whatsapp start announcing updates inside the application itself is prompting users to agree with the changed terms and conditions to continue using the popular app.
The company in its updates section, which they updated on January 4 states:
• Better Communication With Businesses. Many businesses rely on WhatsApp to communicate with their customers and clients. Thus, we work with businesses that use Facebook or third parties to help store and better manage their communications with you on WhatsApp.
• Making It Easier To Connect. As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp partners with Facebook to offer experiences and integrations across Facebook’s family of apps and products.
The updated TOS will come into effect on February 8, 2021. The key changes include how the app will now process users’ data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats, and how the messaging app partners with Facebook to offer integrations across the Facebook Company Products.
An earlier report by WABetaInfo had stated that users would start being prompted to agree with the changed terms and conditions failure to which their accounts with the essential messaging app will be deleted.
The move comes after the Facebook-owned company came under fire for allegedly failing to protect its users’ data. Last year, Telegram founder Pavel Durov slammed the rival messaging service for its “consistent history” of failing to adequately safeguard user privacy.
At the same time, WhatsApp is rumoured to be working on an update that will allow you to use your account on multiple devices at the same time.