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Significant WhatsApp change arrives tomorrow and there are costs for not accepting it


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Significant WhatsApp change arrives tomorrow and there are costs for not accepting it

WhatsApp says those who refuse to sign on the dotted line won’t be able to access their chat list. Calls and messages will work for a time but after a few weeks fans won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to the phone. There’s no word on an exact timeline of when the functionality will start to drop but it appears users will have around a month to agree.

When WhatsApp first announced its updated terms towards the end of last year, many loyal users were concerned that it signalled more data-sharing between the chat app and its parent company Facebook.

However, WhatsApp is keen to point out that this is not the case. In the new message, the company says, “We can’t read or listen to your personal conversations, as they are end-to-end encrypted. This will never change.

“We’re making it easier to chat with businesses to ask questions and get quick answers. Chatting with businesses is optional.”

“So if that’s the case what is the big deal about the new terms and conditions? The upcoming changes do not enable Facebook to access any more data from your personal chats.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Tech Feed


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