Recently, several users of WhatsApp, one of the most used messaging applications in the world, expressed their disagreement due to the new usage policies that it would have, which is why they decided to postpone them for a while.
If you thought that this had been forgotten, you are wrong since recently the messaging application announced that it is working on a campaign so that users know how their personal data will be used.
For this reason, the company updated its question and answer site, where it announced that those who do not accept its terms and conditions until May 15, will not be able to read or send messages from the application, but they will be able to receive calls and notifications for a « brief period ».
« In order to give you enough time to review the changes at your own pace and convenience, we have extended the effective date to May 15. If you did not accept them by then, WhatsApp will not delete your account. »
« However, you will not have access to all the functions of WhatsApp until you accept them. For a short period, you will be able to receive calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the application, » he reported.
It is considered that the « short period » that is being discussed will be a few weeks and those users who remain inactive for a period of 120 days will have their account permanently deleted.
« In general, WhatsApp accounts that are inactive for more than 120 days are deleted in order to maintain security, limit data retention and protect user privacy. Inactivity is considered when the user does not connect to Whatsapp ».
The commotion over the new terms and conditions began on January 6, when the messaging application began to report on these new usage policies, which caused hundreds of users to disagree.
Due to this, hundreds of people decided to switch to other messaging applications such as Telegram or Signal, which registered the highest number of downloads during that period of time.
So now you know, if you don’t accept the new WhatsApp terms and conditions, you could run out of some basic functions like not replying to messages, which could cause harm to users.
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