You will be reminded to accept the new policy every time you open the app, and if you continue to refuse, WhatsApp will eventually become more or less useless to you.
You will initially be able to answer incoming voice and video calls.
If you have notifications turned on, you can also use them to read or respond to messages.
You can reschedule a missed audio or video call.
After a few weeks, you will no longer receive WhatsApp calls, messages, or notifications.
Those who embrace the new policy will see no variation in their interaction. However, if you keep WhatsApp installed on your phone and continue to refuse to accept the policy, WhatsApp will not delete your account immediately. If you don’t connect for 120 days, it will most likely delete your account due to “inactivity.”
What’s The Big Deal About WhatsApp New Privacy Update?
“WhatsApp does not plan to begin accessing its users’ information with Facebook. That is not what it proposes. Why is this so? Since it has been doing this for a long time. Everyone had the opportunity to opt out once in 2016, for a limited time. If I was there, and if I also had a Facebook account for a limited time in 2016, I was given the option that Mishi can opt-out and say I don’t want whatever on WhatsApp to be shared on Facebook,” Mishi explained.
“If I wasn’t using WhatsApp in 2016, and I signed up later or simply didn’t or forgot because it was only available for a very limited time, I didn’t do it. I’m powerless right now. Now, WhatsApp will continue to report me to Facebook,” she added.
So, the Competition Commission of India wants to investigate how much data will be collected – excessive data collection – and how that data will be used and shared among the various entities that Facebook employs.
And, because they are the dominant player in the market, how does this affect other competitors? What effect will it have on other people’s privacy?