“If they still don’t accept the terms, “for a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app,” the company wrote in a note.
The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the note precisely described its plan and the “short time” will last for few weeks. WhatsApp, in its new FAQ page, said that its policy related to inactive users will come into effect after May 15. Accounts are generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity according to WhatsApp’s policy for inactive users.
The company faced backlash in India
In response to the backlash, WhatsApp said its planned privacy update had caused confusion among some of its users. A blog post said: “We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.”
The new terms will allow Facebook and WhatsApp to share payment and transaction data. This will help them better target ads as the social giant expands its e-commerce contribution.