The banner will strive to offer more information and transparency. It will center on the new terms and conditions that users will have to agree to. Eventually, WhatsApp looks to start reminding people to review and accept these updates in order to keep using the app.
If you do not accept the new privacy policies after May 15, you will lose some key functionality. WhatsApp has created a new FAQ page titled What happens on the effective date according to which, “For a short time, you’ll be able to receive calls and notifications, but won’t be able to read or send messages from the app”.
In this case, you have two options:
1. Give in and accept the new privacy policies.
2. Download your chat history and move to another messaging app.
WhatsApp has reiterated that personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted by default. It says the policy essentially chalks out data policies that will be practiced for conversations with businesses that are on WhatsApp.
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“We charge businesses to provide customer service on WhatsApp — not people. Some shopping features involve Facebook so that businesses can manage their inventory across apps. We display more information directly on WhatsApp so people can choose if they want to engage with businesses, or not”.the company said in the blog post
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