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The platform further explains that users can continue to use the app without accepting the new term of service until 8th February 2021. Following that, agreeing to these services will be mandatory to continue using WhatsApp. Those who choose not to accept new policies, will not be able to use the app anymore and will have to delete their account, as indicated by WhatsApp on the policy alert.
Why do you need to accept the policy?
Although it’s common for mobile apps to regularly update their terms of services, this time however, WhatsApp has given a deadline, after which users who didn’t accept, will not be able to use the service anymore. And will eventually need to delete the app.
This statement is not there anymore, instead, now it explains how its users have to agree to let Facebook and its subsidiaries collect app data which will include its users’ contact numbers, contact details, locations, and so on. By February 8, if users do not agree they will lose access.
Several experts and enthusiasts took this change to Twitter to share their thoughts. Here are some notable ones:
What are your thoughts on this change? Are you shifting to a new messaging app?