The company will start to show the message again about the changes it will make with the new policies, focusing on the data that WhatsApp collects from users and its treatment, as well as how businesses can use Facebook’s hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats.
Users must accept the changes before they take effect, on May 15, a requirement to be able to continue using WhatsApp fully, but whose rejection does not mean the loss of the account, as indicated by the company in the official blog.
However, users will not have “access to all the functions of WhatsApp until they accept them,” as he explains. This results in that, for “a short time”, they will be able to receive calls and notifications, but they won’t be able to read or send messages from the app.
The company remembers in its blog that users can accept the new policies “even after May 15”, and in this case, the related policy regarding “inactive users” will apply. It also notes that users can export chat history and download a report from their account or ultimately delete account.