WhatsApp users are being presented with something of a good news-bad news situation from the Facebook-owned chat app. A May 15 deadline to accept new privacy terms for WhatsApp is no longer going to be enforced. But users will eventually have to agree to the policy or slowly lose access to WhatsApp features.
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Now, WhatsApp says the deadline’s no longer a hard and fast one, at least according to the FAQ (opens in new tab) the company posted. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15,” the FAQ says.
But that will eventually change after a few weeks. At that point, you’ll still be able to answer incoming calls phone and video calls through WhatsApp, but you’ll lose access to your chat list. Anyone with notifications turned on can tap those in order to read messages and respond to them.