Here is the full statement from WhatsApp published by The Verge:
This update will not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook and will not affect how people communicate privately with friends or family anywhere in the world. WhatsApp is deeply committed to protecting the privacy of the public. We are communicating directly with users via WhatsApp about these changes, so they have time to review the new policy next month.
This detailed resolution from WhatsApp now comes after Elon Musk, the richest man in the world. Tweeted ‘To use the signal’. This has led to new registrations for signal in the masses, which has also caused verification code delays on many network providers.
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