Since the whole debacle of privacy – WhatsApp has been trying hard to clear the misunderstandings.
Nothing comes between you and your privacy. Messaging with a business is optional, and their chats are clearly labeled on the app. You are in control.— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) February 18, 2021
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What will happen to your WhatsApp after May 15?
First of all, the FAQ page clearly states it will not “delete the accounts or you will not lose functionality on May 15 after the update”. The question still remains – what will happen now. For those who have not accepted the terms, it will continue to show a notification asking to accept. After a period of several weeks, the WhatsApp users will see a persistent reminder.
Later, users will also start having limited functionality until they accept the updates, according to WhatsApp’s FAQ page. This means you will not be able to access your chat list. However, you can still answer incoming phone and video calls. Then, after some time – you will not receive incoming calls or notifications. In the end, WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone.
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WhatsApp also says, “if any of your contacts aren’t yet using our Services, we’ll manage this information for you in a way that ensures those contacts cannot be identified by us”.