WhatsApp will not delete account for ignoring the privacy policy deadline

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy kicks in on May 15, however the Facebook-owned messaging app is giving individuals a smidgen more opportunity to review and acknowledge the update. In any case, that will not keep going forever.

Following a “period of several weeks,” updates about the new policy will become “persistent,” WhatsApp said in a blog post, adding that you’ll eventually face “limited functionality” until you accept the update.

“For those that have not yet had a chance to do so, their accounts will not be deleted or lose functionality on May 15,” said a WhatsApp spokesperson in an emailed statement Friday. “We’ll continue to provide reminders to those users within WhatsApp in the weeks to come.” The spokesperson also said a majority of people who have received notices about the app’s privacy policy changes have accepted the new terms of service.

WhatsApp recently confronted a large number of reaction from protection advocates and even Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk following the declaration about a refreshed arrangement, at last deferring the change to May 15. Because of worries that it’ll impart individual data to corporate parent Facebook, WhatsApp said the update doesn’t influence the security of messages with loved ones, and rather relates just to informing organizations through the stage.

Individuals who put off tolerating the protection update even after updates become determined will not have the option to get to their visit list however can in any case answer approaching phone and video calls, WhatsApp said, and can likewise tap on warnings to react to messages or return a missed call. In the event that you keep on holding out even following a “few weeks of limited functionality,” WhatsApp said it’ll quit sending calls and messages to your phone.

The organization additionally noticed that its current approach on latent clients will in any case apply, which means your record might be erased if it’s idle for 120 days.

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