Confused by the confidentiality contract changes it is preparing to put into effect, WhatsApp announced what sanctions will be imposed on users who do not approve this transaction.
WhatsApp announced what will happen to users who do not agree to the new rules for the provision of services and user data processing policy by May 15.
If you decline the new terms after May 15th, you will still be able to receive calls and notifications for several weeks, but you won’t be able to read or send messages from the app. It is not yet clear what will happen next, but WhatsApp has a new policy of deleting accounts that have been inactive for 120 days. This rule can also apply to accounts that don’t accept new policies.
It was postponed from February 8 to May 15
WhatsApp has been sharing metadata with Facebook for years, and it has been noted that the only new information the app will send now is payment and transaction data that will help Facebook better target ads for you across its various services.
In January, WhatsApp drew great reaction from users after announcing that the new rules had to be adopted. Users started to switch to other services, especially Telegram. Initially, the changes were supposed to take effect on 8 February, but later the adoption of the new rules was delayed until 15 May.