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.