The Facebook subsidiary has already warned its users on their smartphones.
The Terms of Service will come into effect on May 15, 2021. Please accept these Terms of Service to continue using WhatsApp after that date,
” reads the message that appears when opening the app.
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If you accept the new terms of service, WhatsApp conversations will continue to be end-to-end encrypted and neither Facebook nor WhatsApp will be able to see these private messages, the company says. “
” WhatsApp says.
In case of refusal, your account will not be deleted but access to the main features will be restricted.
For a short time, you will be able to receive calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the app,
” says WhatsApp.
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This new policy should have come into effect on February 8, but Facebook postponed it for more than three months after the outcry that this announcement sparked among users, worried about seeing their data (last name, first name, phone number, address). IP ...) shared with Facebook.
Some had taken the opportunity to migrate to Signal, a competitor of WhatsApp.