TechCrunch reports an email from a merchant partner, where WhatsApp states users will need to comply with the update to ” have full functionality of WhatsApp” from May 15 onwards. The report further explains the email that explains what happens to users who still don’t accept the new 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,” notes WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Data Sharing Policy
Speaking of payments, the Indian government was also in discussion to involved WhatsApp and other social media as part of salary communications. However, the government has withdrawn the suggestion as it could lead to potential data mismanagement.