Your account will no longer be suspended if you don’t agree.
Fast-forward to today, and Facebook’s new May 15 deadline for accepting the new terms is nearing, but it looks like the company is backtracking on what it has originally stated. A report by The Next Web stated that Facebook will no longer deactivate accounts that won’t agree to the new policy, but it will instead keep constant reminders about it.
Alternatively, there are now better and more secure messaging platforms available as an alternative to WhatsApp and even Facebook Messenger. Apps like Telegram and Signal offer the same encrypted chat support but have explicitly stated that user data is not shared.
What do you think about WhatsApp’s new user policy? Will you be considering changing to a different messaging app or continue using WhatsApp? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!