WhatsApp says those who refuse to sign on the dotted line will not be able to access their chat list. Calls and messages work for a while, but after a few weeks fans will no longer be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to the phone. On an exact timeline, there’s no word on when functionality will drop, but it seems that users will have about a month to agree.
When WhatsApp first announced its updated terms late last year, many loyal users were concerned that it was signaling a stronger exchange of data between the chat app and parent company Facebook.
WhatsApp would like to point out, however, that it is not. The new message states, “We cannot read or listen to your personal conversations as they are encrypted throughout. This will never change.”
“We’re making it easier to chat with companies to ask questions and get quick answers. Chatting with companies is optional.”
“If so, then what’s the big deal with the new terms and conditions? The upcoming changes will not allow Facebook to access any more data from your personal chats.