What happens if you don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy terms next month?

What happens if you don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy terms next month?

The WhatsApp privacy Ts and Cs issue is rearing its ugly head again. Let's find out the latest...

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The deadline for the new WhatsApp privacy terms and conditions is getting closer and if you don't agree, you might have to find another messaging app. Bummer!

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WhatsApp is once again trying to get its users to sign its new privacy policy without causing a privacy scare. The app is slowly asking users to consent to its new privacy policy after causing an uproar in January. 

You have until 15 May to sign off on the new privacy policy. If you don't agree to the terms, some core functions may stop working. What this means is that for some time, users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app.

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This week, users received an in-app message, with WhatsApp detailing what the changes will include:

  • How businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats;
  • Updates to WhatsApp’s service and how it processes your data;
  • How WhatsApp will partner with Facebook to offer integrations across Facebook Company products.

The new Ts and Cs are compulsory and users will have to agree that WhatsApp can share their data with the tech company or they face losing access to their accounts.

Here's what WhatsApp is saying regarding the changes:

What happens if you don't accept terms
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What's changing on Whatsapp
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What Whatsapp won't be able to do
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What's not changing on WhatsApp
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