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WhatsApp Will Limit Features For Accounts That Don’t Accept Privacy Policy

WhatsApp won't deactivate accounts that don't accept the new policy by May 15 but it will start limiting features.

WhatsApp extended the deadline time to acknowledge its updated privacy policy until May 15. WhatsApp users who don’t accept the new changes will lose access to their accounts. The Facebook-owned company has now chosen to not deactivate those accounts however will begin restricting features. WhatsApp will also continue sending reminders to users about the new privacy policy.

A WhatsApp representative revealed to Android Central that users who haven’t accepted the new policy will have “limited account functionality.” These WhatsApp users will not be able to access their chat list but they will be able to answer voice and video calls. WhatsApp will also allow these users to call back a missed voice or video call. Notifications will also continue to arrive and users will be to read the messages and respond to them as well.

Yet, this will proceed just for a few months as WhatsApp will at last ban users from getting approaching calls or notifications essentially cutting off services. This means that users will have to accept the new policy or end up losing their WhatsApp account. It looks like WhatsApp still wants to give users more time to consider accepting the new privacy policy. WhatsApp has already delayed the original deadline from February 8 to May 15 after user backlash.

WhatsApp has been attempting to create awareness among users about the updated privacy policy through notifications. It also shows an update alert on top of the chat list of the deadline drawing closer soon. WhatsApp has explained that the updated privacy policy does not affect users, and the changes are only for chats with business accounts.