WhatsApp will Restrict Features if Privacy Policy is Unaccepted

WhatsApp announced on Friday that it will restrict certain features for users who do not accept its new privacy policy.

This decision is a departure from its earlier decision, which was to delete these accounts from May 15. If you recall, the privacy policy enables WhatsApp to share user data with its parent company – Facebook. When the company announced this development earlier in the year, it generated much controversy. Indeed, many users opted to move to other chatting apps instead of accepting the policy.

Now, non-acceptance of the policy will result in limited features. First, you’ll get “persistent reminders” every time you log into the app. After a few weeks, the company will restrict access to your chat list. However, you can circumvent this if you have notifications on. You will also be able to receive incoming calls – video and voice.

Eventually, WhatsApp will disable your notifications and incoming calls, too. Unless, of course, you accept the policy.

Facebook is not the most transparent company when it comes to handling customer data. If you’re uncomfortable with this policy, consider porting to another chat platform. This article covers some of the most secure and private messaging apps.

TechVise was formed ages ago and has grown a lot. 10 years later, TechVise remains steadfast on its core values. To be the go to resource on the web for tips, tricks, reviews, features and how to guides to make your life with gadgets, apps & services easier.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Article

News Feed

Microsoft Announces Launch Date for Office 2021

Microsoft announced on September 16 launch that it will roll out the new Office 2021 for Windows and macOS users.

IKEA Collaborates with ASUS Republic of Gamers

IKEA has announced its new line of gaming furniture and products will go on sale in the US, UK, and Ireland from October 1.

TikTok Launches Features and Guides

TikTok recently rolled out some features and guides to support users struggling with mental health issues.

Want to stay up to date with the latest updates?

Please fill in your details and we will send you an update every time we publish a new article.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.