On October 29, according to IT House, Tencent’s social media messaging app, Wechat officially rolled out an 8.0.16 update for the iOS version; in particular, many tech enthusiasts delivered the hint a few days before regarding Wechat 8.0.16 update. The update arrives to resolve some significant and known bug issues.

Moreover, according to some tech enthusiasts, a new page has been added in the settings menu, Settings -> Privacy page, “Personal Information and Authority.” After clicking this particular option, you will be guided through system authority management, authorization management, personalized advertising management, personal information browsing, and exporting.

WeChat has also brought out new “WeChat Privacy Protection Guidelines”.

Update of Privacy Guidelines

To fully protect your rights, we have added a personal information browsing and export mechanism for you, set up system permissions and application authorization management portals, added personalized recommendation management channels, and disclosed in more detail how WeChat handles your personal information. For more information, please refer to the updated “WeChat Privacy Protection Guidelines.” 

Information sharing and disclosure update 

We further disclosed how to share de-identified or anonymized information with third parties to optimize advertising effects. For details, see the “Ad Information Sharing List” and added disclosures to ensure the realization of some independent functions. For more information on the three-party SDK, see “Access to the Third-Party SDK Directory.”

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