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WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update: Check This New Deadline To Keep Your Account Active


In the early days of January, Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp unveiled a revised privacy policy. However, after receiving backlash from millions of users around the world over its privacy policy, WhatsApp agreed to extend the deadline for accepting the policy by three months, to May 15. According to the BGR India study, the messaging app previously revealed that users must understand and accept the privacy policy by May 15 or potentially lose access to their account's full services. Until May 15th, if you don't approve the latest Terms of Service by that date, you won't be able to use WhatsApp to its full services and no account will be deleted. According to a previous announcement from the firm, you won't be able to use WhatsApp completely until you accept; for a limited period, you'll be able to receive calls and notifications but not read or send messages. Users should be aware that once their WhatsApp account has been inactive for longer than 120 days, it will not be deleted.


WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update: Check This New Deadline To Safe Your Account

Users will be prompted to approve WhatsApp's updated privacy policy by a pop-up on their home screen. When you log into the app, press the 'Agree' button on the screen to approve the revised privacy policy. WhatsApp displays a message on the screen that states, "By tapping Agree, you accept the new terms and privacy policy" which you need to accept. Mugdha Wariyar, a WhatsApp spokesperson, stated that "We've spent the last few months working to clear up confusion and misinformation. As a reminder this update does not impact the privacy of personal messages for anyone". According to the statement, she further added that "Our goal is to provide information about new options we are building that people will have, to message a business on WhatsApp, in the future. While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven't had the chance to do so yet".

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Story first published: Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:58 [IST]
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