“Given recent conversations with various authorities and privacy experts, we would like to make it clear that we will not limit the functionality of the way WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update,” a WhatsApp representative told The Verge. it was said. WhatsApp noted that this application will be valid indefinitely.
The company says in a support article on the subject that the majority of users who review the new policy agree with it. In addition, this article with the explanation of WhatsApp stated that if you did not accept, you will be reminded of the new policy and this will continue.
“We will continue to remind users from time to time and allow them to opt-in to the update, including when they choose to use optional features like contacting a business with support from Facebook,” WhatsApp said. said. “We hope this approach will strengthen the choice that all users have, whether they want to interact with a business or not.”