“Our goal is to provide information about new options we are building that people will have, to message a business on WhatsApp, in the future. While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven’t had the chance to do so yet,” the spokesperson said.
“We will follow up with reminders to people over the next several weeks. We’re grateful for the important role WhatsApp plays in people’s lives and we’ll take every opportunity to explain how we protect people’s personal messages and private information,” the spokesperson added.
A fresh communication was sent to WhatsApp on May 18 and the social media was given a week to respond.
The new policy — which allows sharing of user data with its parent company Facebook or third party apps — was slated to come into effect in February but was deferred till May after the row.