If you’re a WhatsApp user and do not accept its updated terms and conditions by May 15. you won’t be able to either send or receive messages on the app.
According to TechCrunch, those who do not accept the updated terms and service of the instant-messaging app will have their accounts listed as “inactive”. Accounts that are listed as inactive can be deleted after 120 days.
As per the tech website, the app will continue to allow the user to avail the call and notifications functions for a short period of time after the deadline passes, which is probably “a few weeks”.
WhatsApp caused a hue and cry when it announced its new updates in January, according to which user data can be shared with Facebook. Thousands across the globe switched to other substitute mobile apps such as Telegram and Signal.
However, WhatsApp later clarified that it cannot read or listen to a user’s chat and that the update was aimed to enable payments to other businesses.