Delayed from the original Feb. 8 date due to confusion, they are now set to take effect May 15

WhatsApp stressed that the changes only apply to communications with businesses

By David Cohen

1 hour ago

WhatsApp’s much-maligned updates to its terms of service and privacy policy, pushed back from its original Feb. 8 deadline for acceptance by users, will now take effect May 15, and the Facebook-owned messaging application detailed steps it will take to provide more information, while taking a shot at some of its competitors.