The notification was received by users of both Android and iOS users, after which WhatsApp started trending on microblogging site Twitter.
The message was visible to users just like any other user on the app.
Among the key updates being brought in is a change in the way the platform would process the user data. Apart from that, the way businesses use the services hosted by Facebook to store as well as manage their chats on WhatsApp would also change, along with changes in how WhatsApp partners with its owner Facebook so that integration across Facebook products can be offered.
The platform also explained the amount of data the app collects automatically. This includes the users’ activity on WhatsApp, their service settings, their interactions with other WhatsApp users, the time and duration of their activities on WhatsApp, log files, as well as performance reports and logs.