WhatsApp changes its conditions: it will start showing you notices

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Updated:04/12/2020 14:57h

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Transparency is a virtue. And more in digital services whose instructions are cumbersome legal texts that nobody reads when they decide to accept them. In order to be more transparent, WhatsApp prepares a new option in its messaging application to notify its users of changes made to its terms of use.

This feature, revealed by the specialized medium “WABetaInfo”, will allow users to consult the news that comes to the service. It is a function that, instead, is present in other alternatives such as Telegram. The company, a subsidiary of the multinational Facebook plans to change its terms of use in 2021. And, for this, you will have to accept them if you want to continue using the application.

The function, still in the testing phase and pending implementation, will be optional and will be found in a section under «Setting»And accept that notices and announcements appear. And, precisely, this last question has generated controversy in the user community because rumors suggest that ads will be incorporated within the application itself.

The leaks indicate that these ads will not be delivered in the form of chat, but will appear as a “Banner” in the “app” that can redirect to external websites or require a specific action by the user, although it is specified that the ad function will not be used for commercial purposes. The idea is that the platform indicates in a more transparent way how it processes the data of its users and how companies can use the hosted services of Facebook to store and manage chats.

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