WhatsApp won't limit accounts that don't accept new privacy policy

WhatsApp won't limit accounts that don't accept new privacy policy


31 May 2021

There were many questions and concerns related to the announcement of WhatsApp mentioning that users of the platform will be deprived of features if they don’t accept the new privacy policy. However, Facebook has confirmed that users who don’t accept the updated policy actually won’t see limited functionality.

“Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.

It should be mentioned that by accepting the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, there were risks of violating the personal data of users. The messaging platform, however, clarified the situation, pointing out that the new policy update concerns only the messages sent to businesses via WhatsApp.

The company said that the majority of users who have seen the new policy have accepted it, and also noted that users will get reminded about the new policy if they haven’t accepted it.

“We will continue to remind users from time to time and let them accept the update, including when they choose to use relevant optional features like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook,” WhatsApp said. “We hope this approach reinforces the choice that all users have whether or not they want to interact with a business.”

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