The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, has launched its own Status facility saying that the company will be sharing the new updates and features with the users directly through their own status.
WhatsApp through its new status facility said that the company cannot read or listen to user’s messages and calls and that its commitment to privacy stays the same.
However, WhatsApp has given no indication whether the company will reverse course on the move that have received massive hate criticism from the world.
The instant messaging app earlier this month started sending out in-app notifications to its users, saying they had to accept the new terms by February 8 or lose access to the service.
WhatsApp is apparently using Status messages — the app’s take on Stories — to set users’ minds at ease.
Users of the Facebook-owned messaging app in the U.S. and UK received reassuring Status notes about WhatsApp’s approach to privacy on Saturday, according to a report from The Verge. One of Mashable’s sister sites in Asia also spotted similar messages earlier in the week.
Moreover, millions of users have also shifted from the popular app to other alternatives, like Signal and Telegram.
While the move seems like a desperate attempt by the company to keep hold of its users, the company has not said that it will scuttle or delay the impending move.