It seems that in the end WhatsApp It will not disable the accounts of users who have not accepted the controversial new terms and conditions of use.
We continue to return with the terms and conditions of use of WhatsApp. As many of you will remember, some time ago WhatsApp announced new terms and conditions of use that raised quite a controversy since they would begin to share data with Facebook.
While this It did not affect users in the European Union thanks to the RGPD, sparked much controversy around the world and not without reason. This made WhatsApp have to clarify the real impact that the terms would have.
We can continue using WhatsApp normally without accepting the new terms and conditions
And not only that, but they also had to delay its entry into force until May 15. Apparently, at the time, many people were reluctant to accept these terms and, from WhatsApp they decided that, finally, they should not be accepted.
But this was not the case and, almost at the deadline to accept the terms and conditions, it was learned that WhatsApp would finally begin to disable user accounts that they will not accept them, starting with making the functions of the app stop working for them.
And although it seemed that this would finally be the case, it seems that it would not. As it has been learned, in the end WhatsApp will not begin to limit the functions of the application to finally disable the accounts of those who have not accepted the terms and conditions of use.
As they have communicated from the company, they will not limit the functions or disable the accounts. They will simply continue to constantly show the notice that the new terms and conditions must be accepted but giving the option to close it and continue using the app without accepting them.
We certainly believe that this is a smart move on the part of WhatsApp. And, while it seemed unlikely, it seems that they will finally continue to offer the service without accepting the terms for now. Of course, we cannot know until when.