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Portaltic.-WhatsApp will not delete the account of those who do not accept the new policy, but it will limit the functions available

MADRID, 22 (Portaltic / EP)

On May 15, the new WhatsApp Conditions and Privacy policy will come into force, date from which the user will not be left without an account in the messaging service if they do not accept it, but will lose some of its functions.

The company will begin to show the message again about the changes it will make with the new policies, focusing on the data that WhatsApp collects from users and their treatment, as well as the way in which businesses can use Facebook’s hosted services to store and manage your WhatsApp chats.

Users must accept the changes before they come into force, on May 15, a requirement to be able to continue using WhatsApp fully, but whose rejection does not mean the loss of the account, as indicated by the company in the official blog.

However, users will not have “access to all WhatsApp functions until they accept them,” as he explains. This means that, for “a short time”, they will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the application.

The company remembers in its blog that users can accept the new policies “even after May 15”, and in this case, it will apply the related policy regarding “inactive users”. It also notes that users can export chat history and download a report from their account, or ultimately delete the account.