WhatsApp pushes with new privacy change – tells users to accept or lose functionality
February 22, 2021

The company’s new privacy policy implementation takes place on May 15th.

WhatsApp’s updated privacy policies will proceed on May 15th after being delayed last month due to user backlash. Many expressed disappointment that WhatsApp will start sharing data to Facebook, though it mostly relates to business-related accounts. Still, this didn’t escape the ire of users who have started migrating to other messaging services.

Since this new privacy policy is still a go this May, WhatsApp has detailed what will happen in case you don’t accept the new terms on your WhatsApp account. It mentioned that for a short time, you will still receive WhatsApp calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the app. 

This should last a few weeks, and if you haven’t accepted the new terms by May 15th, your account will be considered inactive. Note that inactive accounts will be automatically disabled and deleted after 120 days.

The only choices left are for you to accept the new changes and continue using WhatsApp, or download your personal data and chat and migrate to other services. WhatsApp alternative Telegram supports the importing of WhatsApp chats, so you can continue your conversation from the new app.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
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