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WhatsApp describes what happens if users don’t agree to its upcoming privacy policy changes

“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.”

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WhatsApp puts out detail on what happens to users who don’t agree to the service’s updated privacy policy, via an email to merchant partners. The Facebook-owned messaging app revealed that users won’t be able to read or send messages from the app unless they accept the policy changes.

The email was first spotted by TechCrunch which mentions that users will slowly be asked to follow the new terms of WhatsApp till May 15.

If they still don’t accept the terms, “for a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app,” the company added in the note. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the note accurately characterizes its plan.

After May 15, you will lose some key functionality if you don’t accept the policy. Also, the policy advises that all inactive accounts are “generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity.”

WhatsApp also created a new FAQ page where it mentions, “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.” It has left users with two options, either to accept the policy or export your chat history on your device.

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