WhatsApp has always been transparent on one aspect- what you share with our friends/family stays between you. WhatsApp’s chats are end-to-end encrypted, and the company says the new policy update will not make any changes to the encryption. In the blog post, the company reiterated that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook could see private messages.
The new policy is not making any changes to private messaging on WhatsApp. Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how it collects and uses the data. That said, WhatsApp says not everyone shops with a business today, however, it believes more people will choose to do so in the future. It further said users should know about these services. Lastly, WhatsApp said the update does not expand the ability to share data with Facebook.
As noted, WhatsApp is now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. It also confirmed that no user would have their account suspended or deleted on February 8.