WhatsApp will implement updated policy despite global outrage
WhatsApp's revised strategy involves putting a persistent banner at the top of the chats list. It is also using the Status feature within the app to share its values and updates directly within WhatsApp. The banner will let people read the information at their own pace. Eventually WhatsApp will remind people to accept the updates.
WhatsApp also addressed the fact that people have taken to other messaging apps such as Signal and Telegram. The blog claims that competitors try to "get away with" claiming they can't read people's messages. It says that a platform without end-to-end encryption has the ability to read chats. It argues that WhatsApp will try to be reliable even if that requires collecting some data.
The blog explains that WhatsApp makes money by charging businesses to interact with customers. It says the changes will only affect users interacting with business accounts on the platform. However, there is no option provided for users to reject the changes and still use the service. That's important since WhatsApp's parent company Facebook has a questionable record handling user data.