Just when we thought we might have a chance to get away from WhatsApp’s updated (and generally unwanted) terms and conditions, the instant messaging app has swooped in to remind us once again that it’s still a thing.
Though it doesn’t really matter if they keep people in the loop if they just force the update onto users anyway, right?
WhatsApp claims that the new banner will help users understand the terms of the privacy update a little better, writing in a blog post that it is “…included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp.”
Same WhatsApp, different day
“Other apps say they’re better because they know even less information than WhatsApp. We believe people are looking for apps to be both reliable and safe, even if that requires WhatsApp having some limited data. We strive to be thoughtful on the decisions we make and we’ll continue to develop new ways of meeting these responsibilities with less information, not more,” reads WhatsApp’s post.
So brace yourself, folks. The update isn’t gone, it’s currently waiting in the wings for the right opportunity to drop in and take you by surprise… albeit with slightly more transparent messaging, we hope.