As WhatsApp’s new privateness coverage goes stay, the messaging platform introduced it is not going to delete consumer accounts if they do not settle for the brand new phrases. Customers can settle for the brand new phrases at any time, the corporate tweeted. Nevertheless, that appears to be the one possibility.
*checks calendar. pours espresso*. OK. Let’s do that. No, we are able to’t see your private messages. No, we gained’t delete your account. Sure, you may settle for at any time.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) May 14, 2021
Customers will finally face restricted performance if they do not settle for the brand new privateness coverage replace.
WhatsApp initially set a deadline of February 8, 2021, nevertheless, the date was prolonged after receiving backlash from customers and privateness activists who questioned the corporate’s “accept our data grab or get out” transfer on Twitter.
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For the final a number of weeks WhatsApp displayed a notification within the app offering extra details about the replace. After giving everybody time to overview, and reminding those that haven’t had the possibility to take action to overview and settle for, the reminder folks obtain will develop into persistent, WhatsApp revealed on its weblog.
“At that time, you’ll encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until you accept the updates. This will not happen to all users at the same time,” stated WhatsApp.
“You won’t be able to access your chat list, but you can still answer incoming phone and video calls. If you have notifications enabled, you can tap on them to read or respond to a message or call back a missed phone or video call.”
“After a few weeks of limited functionality, you won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone.”
Furthermore, WhatsApp stated customers can even export their chat historical past to Android or iPhone, and obtain a report of their account.
“You can export your chats and download a report of your account on your own. If you need help downloading a report of your account or deleting your account, you can contact us here.”