WhatsApp will stop working on some smartphones in 2021 -


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After the many fears surrounding data sharing, WhatsApp has announced that it will postpone the change of its terms of use for three months.

Additional delay until mid-May

For several days, users have been saying their desire to quit the instant communication application, by refusing to share data with its parent company, Facebook.

Competing applications, such as Signal or Telegram, had recorded an increase in downloads.

"We are now delaying the date by which users will have to review and agree to the terms," ​​the company said in a blog post.

The changes, which were supposed to come into effect on February 8, will not be effective until May 15.

But will this delay be enough to stop the initial movement?


This week, WhatsApp had tried for the first time to reassure its users, speaking of "rumors circulating".

“We want to make it clear that the update does not affect the privacy of messages exchanged with your friends and family in any way,” the messenger said.

"There is a lot of disinformation on the conditions of use of WhatsApp at the moment", reacted for his part Adam Mosseri, the boss of Instagram, another company under the thumb of Facebook. 

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