WhatsApp rolls out new feature for users

WhatsApp rolls out new feature for users

ISLAMABAD - Instant messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature to let users see and download their account information and setting ahead to the new EU data privacy rules coming into force from May 25.

The popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, in its blog wrote that the company is updating its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy “where the law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is taking effect.”

The Request Account Info feature is now available for Android beta users. The company wrote, “In the coming weeks, you will be able to download and see the limited data that we collect. This feature will be rolling out to all users around the world on the newest version of the app.”

WhatsApp said that the Request Account Info feature will allow users to request and export a report of their WhatsApp account information and settings. Examples of this information includes the user's profile photo and group names.