WhatsApp eventually decided to delay that change that would have taken effect earlier this month. That, however, didn’t mean it was going to change its mind and its latest blog post confirms that. The changes will still take effect on May 15 and the company will be using the coming weeks to subtly remind users about these changes and prepare them for the inevitable.
WhatsApp also took the opportunity to take a jab at its competitors that were quick to offer a way out for its disgruntled users. It notes that some of these don’t offer end-to-end encryption like it does, at least not by default, though some of those do. It further explains that it believes users want not only a safe but also reliable service, even if the latter means giving WhatsApp and Facebook some data. Some WhatsApp users, however, might beg to differ.