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Here is what you may have to face when you choose not to accept WhatsApp Privacy Policy

When the user still doesn't accept their terms WhatsApp will not delete your account. However, you won’t have the full functionality of WhatsApp until you accept.

WhatsApp recently provided its latest update on its recent privacy policy update and stated that the latest change will be coming soon. The company notes that it will once again begin the rollout of privacy policy changes that will now come with more information banners and allow users to review its planned privacy update and accept its new privacy policy in order to continue using the app. Earlier when the company updated its privacy policy it had no option but to accept the policy to continue using the app and with the latest list of details soon to be rolling out what will happen if again users ignore its terms by the May 15 deadline?

As per the latest report by TechCrunch, the instant messaging app owned by Facebook says they will now have access to some key features of the app it will “slowly ask” such users to comply with the new terms “in order to have full functionality of WhatsApp” starting May 15. 

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When the user still doesn’t accept their terms WhatsApp will not delete your account. However, you won’t have the full functionality of WhatsApp until you accept. For a short time, you’ll be able to receive calls and notifications, but won’t be able to read or send messages from the app

In the note, WhatsApp linked to a newly created FAQ page that says its policy related to inactive users will apply after May 15. So basically if you choose to ignore the WhatsApp terms and conditions you would lose some key functionality. So either you give in or get your chats back up and simply migrate to another messaging app. And to get back to using the full features of the app you only have the option to accept its new privacy policies after May 15. And once the deadline is over your WhatApp account will no longer show the  ‘ACCEPT’ button hence it will be inactive and the company will automatically delete it after 120 days.

“To maintain security, limit data retention, and protect the privacy of our users, WhatsApp accounts are generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity. Content stored locally on a user’s device prior to account deletion will remain until WhatsApp is deleted from the device. When a user reregisters for WhatsApp on the same device, their locally stored content will reappear.” WhatsApp wrote in an email to its merchant partners.

In its latest blog, WhatsApp said it will again start reminding users to review and accept its new privacy policy in order to continue using the app. The new banner will be displayed to the user’s app in the coming weeks which will now include more information and transparency around the new terms and conditions. The company said, “we’re sharing updated plans for how we’ll ask WhatsApp users to review our terms of service and privacy policy. We previously encountered a great deal of misinformation about this update and we continue to work hard to clear up any confusion.”

Furthermore, “In the coming weeks, we’ll display a banner in WhatsApp providing more information that people can read at their own pace. We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp.”

However, the company still emphasizes that the personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted by default and limited data might be captured by WhatsApp during business conversations but will be used only for development purposes.

The company also said, “We’ve seen some of our competitors try to get away with claiming they can’t see people’s messages — if an app doesn’t offer end-to-end encryption by default that means they can read your messages.”

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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