WhatsApp will disable messages unless users agree to new privacy policy

WhatsApp users who don’t agree to the Facebook-owned service’s updated privacy policy face the possibility of losing the ability to send or receive messages through the iPhone app.

WhatsApp is preparing to make changes to its privacy policy relating to some of its business chat features. The changes have become a subject of wariness for some users, but the service plans to encourage users to agree to the new policy.Initially sent in an email to merchant partners, first spotted by TechCrunch, the WhatsApp website advises users have an “effective date” of May 15th to review the policy changes. WhatsApp “will not delete” user accounts that don’t accept the policy updates, but they “won’t have full functionality of WhatsApp” until they accept.

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