ANI reports that the central government in its affidavit also purported that WhatsApp wanted its users in India to accept its updated policy before the Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill became a law. It also said that the notifications that WhatsApp was sending its users, both new and old, is ‘against the very grain of prima facie opinion of the Competition Commission of India’s order dated March 24, 2021.’
The matter was adjourned for hearing until June 22 as the concerned bench did not assemble for the hearing on Thursday.
Separately, Facebook CEO has confirmed three new features that will be coming to WhatsApp soon. Zuckerberg said that it is planning to roll out a new feature called disappear mode on WhatsApp that will turn on disappearing messages in all chats in the messaging app. WhatsApp is also planning to roll out a feature called ‘View Once’ in the app that will make content disappear after the recipient has seen it once. Lastly, Facebook is also planning to roll out multi-device support on WhatsApp. It will be available for testing in the public beta mode in two months.