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WhatsApp to deactivate messages for users who reject new terms

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WhatsApp has warned users who fail to accept its updated terms conditions by May 15 will be unable to receive or send messages until they do so.

 

The platform had initially fixed its cut-off date of February 8 for accepting the new terms conditions but later shifted it to May amid widespread outrage.

 

According to BBC, WhatsApp reiterated users who fail to accept the messaging app’s terms by the May deadline date headed for deactivation.

 

It is understood their account will be listed as “inactive” inactive accounts can be deleted after 120 days.

 

The new privacy policy has sparked controversy among some users, who expressed concerns it allows WhatsApp to sh their private messages with its pnt company Facebook.

 

WhatsApp, however, clarified this wasn’t the case, noting the update is aimed at enabling ments to be made to businesses.

 

“We’ve heard so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern we want to help everyone underst our principles the facts,” it wrote.

“WhatsApp was built on a simple idea: what you sh with your friends family stays between you. This means we will always protect your personal conversations with end-to-end encryption.

 

“Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can these private messages. It’s why we don’t keep logs of who everyone’s messaging or calling. We also can’t your shd location we don’t sh your contacts with Facebook.

 

“With these updates, none of is changing. Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, provides further transpncy about how we collect use data.”

 

Signal, one of WhatsApp’s rivals, witnessed a huge surge in s across the world following endorsements Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla; Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO.

 

Telegram also witnessed tremendous growth as the cloud-based mobile desktop messaging app raked in 500 million active users in the first week of January.

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