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What happens if you don't accept WhatsApp's new privacy policy?


Two weeks after the new privacy policy was introduced, WhatsApp is still seeking to inform users of their digital rights.

The chat service came under fire last month when it warned people that they had until February 8 to approve the planned changes - which mainly deal with companies that use WhatsApp to send and store consumer texts - resulting in a weakening of the number of users, and a backlash over what it takes to update about the amount of personal data shared with parent company Facebook. WhatsApp later delayed its launch until May 15, giving people less than three months to accept the terms or find a new messaging platform.

In an email to one of its business partners - intercepted and confirmed by TechCrunch - the company said it would "slowly ask uncooperative users to comply with the new update in order to get the full functionality of WhatsApp."

This means that WhatsApp will not start deleting accounts on May 15. However, inactive accounts are generally erased after 120 days without any use;

We are still monitoring the end-to-end encryption banner within WhatsApp or "end-to-end encryption," which the social network promised to maintain after the launch of the updated privacy policy. The first thing to know - and the most important thing - is what the company's president Will Cathcart said in a video thursday that "WhatsApp can't read your personal messages, and we can't hear your personal calls."

However, the policy can enable Facebook to view and manage chats with a company on WhatsApp, and the social media giant hopes to make a profit by helping companies process their chats with customers and possibly get insights that benefit them.