WhatsApp users who don't accept the new privacy policies of the service won't have their accounts deleted or functionality limited, after all.
A published FAQ page about the changes and consequences of not accepting the terms and new policy on the WhatsApp website was updated recently, and it appears that Facebook had a change of heart.
What happens on the effective date?
No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update.
The reminder won't become persistent anymore, something that the company planned to do previously.
Facebook does not reveal why it decided to change course, but a likely explanation is that its strict course led to users leaving the platform. Competing services noticed huge gains in user numbers after Facebook made the announcement.
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