WhatsApp: what you risk by not accepting the new T & Cs on May 15

WhatsApp details today in its help center what instant messaging users will lose if they refuse the new terms of service. As a reminder, these will come into force definitively in 4 days, on May 15, 2021.

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WhatsApp returns to the charge today, with an update of his frequently asked questions. Indeed, the WhatsApp help center now specifies what will happen if users do not accept the new T & Cs, which will come into force on May 15.

Without accepting the new T & Cs, the WhatsApp application will hardly be usable

You will not have missed it, WhatsApp is about to propose new general conditions of use. A novelty that was generally poorly received by most of the two billion users of the service. New T & Cs that will have migrated WhatsApp users en masse to Signal. At the time, the competing app was even highlighted by a nudge from the richest man in the world, Elon Musk.

Back a few months ago, WhatsApp had returned to the charge by broadcasting a new banner to all its users. You will probably have noticed it: it is currently displayed at the top of the application on Android and iOS. She tries to explain to users how their data will be shared with the Facebook group.

Today, the group returns a second time to warn users of what to expect if they refuse the new T & Cs. The information is crystal clear. If you do not agree to the new WhatsApp terms of use from May 15, several changes to the app will be expected:

  • Contact lists will no longer be accessible;
  • It will no longer be possible to initiate a text discussion;
  • It will no longer be possible to call a contact or make a video call.

However, you can still:

  • Receive phone and video calls;
  • Read and reply to your messages through notifications.

The Facebook group further specifies that these limitations will only last for a time. It will take ” a few weeks ” before the functions are completely cut off for the user who refuses to accept the new T & Cs. In other words, it will no longer be possible after a certain point to use the application without accepting them. If you’re not ready to go, here’s how to migrate from WhatsApp to Signal. Also, here is how to delete your WhatsApp account.



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