You now have a few weeks to accept WhatsApp`s new terms. After that, WhatsApp has now confirmed in a not particularly useful FAQ: “You won`t have all the features of WhatsApp until you agree. For a short time, you can receive calls and notifications, but you can`t read or send messages from the app. He also said: “It is important that we know that this update describes commercial communications and does not change WhatsApp`s data exchange practices with Facebook. It doesn`t affect how people communicate privately with friends or family, wherever they are in the world. “There is no legal basis for processing by Facebook for its own purposes, regardless of acceptance of the terms of service that WhatsApp has currently received,” the regulator said. WhatsApp had to slow down the introduction of the updated terms and said there would be more time. Note that he did not say that this problem would go away. It also adds that users are not able to freely accept the new terms because WhatsApp imposes acceptance of the new terms. In January, Niamh Sweeney, WhatsApp`s EMEA policy director, tweeted: “There are no changes in WhatsApp`s data sharing practices in Europe as a result of this update. However, WhatsApp does not share the data of WhatsApp users in the European Region with Facebook so that Facebook can use this data to improve its products or advertisements. WhatsApp has asked users to accept the terms and conditions in a more subtle way by using a banner at the top of your chat list.
Everything is fine, WhatsApp said, we don`t share all your data with Facebook. But suddenly, WhatsApp had brought to light the fact that there was some data sharing. The fact that this is not new is hardly the point. These privacy labels are strong. So, the short answer is yes, you should accept the new terms and it is safe to continue using WhatsApp to chat with your friends and family. WhatsApp says it won`t delete user accounts if they don`t accept the update. It`s unrealistic for many of us to leave WhatsApp altogether – unless, of course, we refuse to accept the new terms. But replacing it as our default messenger is doable. The same thing eventually happened for many of us with text messages – ironically, when we turned to WhatsApp. So, is it seriously time to stop using WhatsApp? Maybe this time it really is. The second question is what “end-to-end encryption” means under the new conditions. Facebook has already said it will comply with U.S.