WhatsApp is one of the most prominent messenger applications around the globe. From chatting to audio-video calling to attachment sharing, WhatsApp has it all.
WhatsApp keeps making changes to the application for a better and improved user experience. A few years ago, it rolled out the end-to-end encryption of the WhatsApp chats, which restricted everyone else but the sender and the receiver from reading or listening to whatever is being sent; not even WhatsApp could see users’ messages after end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp has listed the features that would limit if users will not accept the policy even after the persistent alerts. Although it also said that such restrictions and holdouts would be different for everyone and will not happen at once.
In the beginning, users will lose access to the chat list. The only way left to contact anyone from your list will be when the other person texts or call you, and you respond through the WhatsApp notification. Later, WhatsApp will stop sending any messages or calls from your smartphone altogether. In the next step, WhatsApp will disable incoming messages, calls, or notifications on your phone.
Now you might be wondering that how nice it is of WhatsApp that they’re not going to delete your account; well, you’ll lose your account eventually if you don’t accept their Terms and Policies since WhatsApp automatically deletes those accounts which are inactive for more than 120 days. And a WhatsApp account that cannot send or receive messages is useless anyway.
Now only time will tell whether this latest decision by WhatsApp will be successful or if they will wait as urged by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) for India’s first dedicated Data Protection Bill to be passed, and then they might scrap the current policy and draft a new one.
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