"We reiterate that we have already responded to Government of India assured them that users' privacy remains our priority. As a reminder, recent update doesn't change privacy of people's personal messages, rather provides addtl info about how people can interact with businesses," WhatsApp said in a statement.
"We will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works in the coming weeks. Instead, we will continue to remind users from time to time about the update as well as when people choose to use relevant optional features, like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook."" it added.