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WhatsApp crashes messages if you don't agree to the privacy policy

 


WhatsApp users who disagree with the updated privacy policy for the Facebook-owned service face the prospect of losing the ability to send or receive messages through the app.

WhatsApp is preparing to make changes to its privacy policy regarding some of the business chat features.

The changes have become a warning for some users, but the service plans to encourage users to approve the new policy.

The platform sent e-mails to business partners asking them to comply with the new requirements in order to obtain full functionality from May 15th.

WhatsApp advises users to have an effective date on May 15th to review policy changes.

WhatsApp will not delete accounts of users who do not accept policy updates, but will not have full WhatsApp functionality until they accept.

The page says: You can for a short time receive calls and notifications, but you won't be able to read or send messages from the app, without specifying the duration of this short period.

After May 15, users will be able to accept the changes, but WhatsApp warns that it is continuing its inactive users policy, and this policy advises that accounts deemed inactive are generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity.

Users are also informed that they can export their chat history and download a report on their account before May 15, and an account deletion tip is provided, but with an additional warning that it cannot be undone.

WhatsApp has faced a backlash from users concerned about the changes to the privacy policy contained.

While the changes illustrated how business chat logs are stored to be kept on Facebook servers, critics have considered it to be a broader collection of personal data than Facebook itself.

The user reaction has displaced millions to other messaging services, including Telegram and Signal.

In response, WhatsApp began using its status feature to remind users that it could not read their encrypted conversations.

Since 2016, WhatsApp's privacy policies have granted the service permission to share certain metadata with Facebook, such as user phone numbers and device information.

The new terms allow Facebook and WhatsApp to share payment and transaction data to help better target ads as the social giant expands e-commerce offerings and looks to integrate its messaging platforms.

The platform, which is used by more than 2 billion users, last month delayed the implementation of the new policy for three months and has explained its terms to users since then, although its explanations did not explicitly address what it planned to do with users who did not accept the terms.

 

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