WhatsApp temporarily withdraws the threat to delete accounts
WhatsApp temporarily withdraws the threat to delete accounts

WhatsApp said in a new statement on its website: If users do not agree to the new privacy policy by May 15, they will not lose their jobs.

She added: Thanks to this update, no one will delete their account or lose their WhatsApp tasks on May 15th.

This differs from what the platform originally said in February when the platform warned users of losing their jobs if the new terms were not agreed upon by the May deadline.

The company said at the time: We have postponed the actual date to May 15. If you do not agree at this point, then WhatsApp will not delete your account. However, you will not be able to use any of the features until you accept them. You may receive calls and notifications for a short time, but you cannot read or send messages from the app.

Although WhatsApp eased the threat within the timeframe for adopting the new policy, it was still in effect.

For new users and those who agree to the policy, the threat will take effect on May 15th.

The difference is that someone who does not accept the policy now will not immediately lose all of their jobs, but will instead require you to accept the new policy.

If this reminder becomes a permanent reminder, that situation will change in a few weeks. At this point, the app's functionality will be limited.

Although users can still answer calls and reply to messages by tapping the notification, they cannot access the default discussion list through the app.

After a few more weeks, users will lose these limited features completely, and WhatsApp has mentioned that inactive accounts usually are removed after 120 days.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said: Over the past few months, we have provided more information about our update to users around the world. At this point, most of the people who received the update have approved the update.

He added: For those who have not had the opportunity to do so, their accounts will not be deleted on May 15th or their jobs will be lost on May 15 and we will continue in the coming weeks. Send a reminder to these users in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp's new privacy policy was categorically rejected due to concerns that it might weaken the chat service's encryption or allow it to share more personal user data with its parent company, Facebook.

However, this policy does not change the fact that personal messages between users are end-to-end encrypted. This means that only every recipient can read it.

Instead, they are messages that are sent to companies via WhatsApp, and they are stored on Facebook's servers and their data can be used for advertising purposes.

WhatsApp has been sharing some user data with Facebook since 2016, for example b- phone numbers.

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