Users of Whatsapp messaging application are potentially affected by not being able to use some features if they do not agree with the rules that apply May 15th 2021.
The impact of WhatsApp’s policy is that users cannot send and read messages that enter their application using WhatsApp business . However, users can still receive phone calls and receive notifications when messages arrive.
Previously, WhatsApp asked users to accept the latest rules that will take effect next month. Permission is required so that the user can use all WhatsApp business features.
“For some time, users (who disagree with the new Whatsapp rules) can still receive calls and message notifications. But they cannot read or send messages on the application,” said the article in the email, as quoted by TechCrunch.
The description “Some time” mentioned in the email will last several weeks. But the deadline was not explained in detail.
New Rules: After 15th May
WA states that if a user doesn’t agree to the new rules after May 15, then their account is not automatically deleted. Deletion will be carried out following the rules of an inactive account.
Quoted by the official WhatsApp website, his party will delete user accounts that have been inactive for 120 days. The account is called inactive if the user is not connected to the internet.
The policy doesn’t just apply to users who don’t accept WhatsApp’s new rules. However, it applies to all user accounts. The reason is to keep the number used on the account from being misused.
However, the misinformation causes users to worry that their conversation data will be snooped on by Facebook.
Whatsapp’s new policy for sharing data with Facebook has an effect on chats with Business accounts. However, chats between Whatsapp users are still secured with end-to-end encryption.
Users can still export their chat history and download their account reports before May 15th. Moreover, they can delete their account at their own request. However, Whatsapp warns that the request cannot be canceled.
As a result of this policy and privacy update, millions of users migrate to other human messaging services, such as Telegram and Signal.