Not only this, it was also said in the update that in order to continue using the services of WhatsApp, users will have to accept the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021, otherwise users will not be able to use WhatsApp further.
Thank you to everyone who’s reached out. We’re still working to counter any confusion by communicating directly with @WhatsApp users. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on Feb 8 and we’ll be moving back our business plans until after May – https://t.co/H3DeSS0QfO
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 15, 2021
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021
WhatsApp said in its blog, ‘We have helped provide end-to-end encryption to people around the world and we will continue to maintain this security technology in the same way. Thank you all for contacting us, helping us stop the spread of rumours, and share the facts. We will continue to do our best to make WhatsApp the best way to have personal conversations’.