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WhatsApp has confirmed that it would not remove the accounts of Indian users who refuse to follow the new privacy policy. It was announced that WhatsApp has postponed its May 15 deadline for users to approve its contentious privacy policy update, saying that failure to do so would not result in account deletion on that date.


WhatsApp informed its users earlier this year, through an in-app notification, that it had changed its privacy policy and that if they did not approve the new terms by February 8, they would lose access to their accounts. It has finally begun, at least in India, as the company announced on Friday that users in India who do not approve changes to its privacy policy by May 15 will not have their accounts deleted.
Users will not be able to view their chat history, but will be able to receive incoming voice and video calls while receiving constant updates from WhatsApp, according to the company. Although the company claims that users would "not lose WhatsApp features on May 15," it later adds that users "will not be able to accept incoming calls or alerts and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone" after a few weeks of receiving constant reminders.

According to the company, users will not be able to access their chat history, but will be able to accept incoming voice and video calls while receiving constant updates from Whatsapp. After a few weeks of getting frequent updates, the company says that users "will not lose Whatsapp Features on May 15," but later adds that users "will not be able to accept incoming calls or warnings & Whatsapp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone."

All users were required to approve the updates otherwise they would be unable to use the service. Despite several deadline extensions and WhatsApp's assurances that its users' data are secure, the proposed changes sparked a privacy-related uproar. A variety of lawsuits have been filed in various courts across the country, requesting that WhatsApp remove the updates.


WhatsApp's FAQs page has also been revised to reflect the changes. Users can also download a report of their account and export their chat history on Android and iOS, according to WhatsApp. WhatsApp sent out an in-app update in January informing users of updates to its terms of service and public policy. Users had until February 8 to agree to the new terms in order to continue using the app, but after widespread criticism, the Facebook-owned messaging platform extended the deadline to May 15.


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