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Furthermore, to give a clarity on what will happen if users do not accept the amended usage terms and policies by May 15, here’s what Whatsapp has mentioned in its FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section:
- Though users’ account will not be deleted, they will have access to limited functions – they will no longer be able to read or send messages from the app
- They will still be able to receive calls and notifications, but only “for a short time”
- Privacy of personal messages will remain intact however, interactions with businesses may not be safeguarded as much
- Parts of data of the users interacting with businesses through Whatsapp will be stored on Facebook’s servers and used mainly for targeting ads
Information shared with Facebook including users’ account registration information (such as phone number), transaction data (incase one uses Facebook Pay or shops on Whatsapp), service-related information, mobile device information and IP address.