The developers of WhatsApp, the most popular messenger in the world, reminded that the time allotted for accepting the new policy for using the service is coming to an end. In a note published on the official support page of WhatsApp, the developers talked about what will happen to the accounts of users who will not accept the new rules until May 15.
The new policy implies that Facebook will receive extended information about user accounts from WhatsApp. If earlier you could have avoided this by disabling the corresponding option in the settings, now users will be obliged to share data about their profiles with Facebook.
The service offers several options to users whose accounts will be limited in functionality:
- Accept changes after May 15.
- Export their chat history to Android and iPhone, if necessary. This can be done by May 15.
User accounts that do not accept the new WhatsApp terms will be considered inactive and deleted after 120 days of inactivity.
Back in the winter, when the news about the new policy had just appeared on the Internet, many users preferred to switch to other messengers. According to Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, after the announcement from the WhatsApp developers, Telegram had 25 million new users.