The Consequences of Rejecting WhatsApp’s New Rules for Users

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Suara.com – Messaging app WhatsApp will apply the new rules as of 15 May. What the result of rejecting WhatsApp’s new rules for its users?

As users, we are allowed to agree or not to the new rules. However, apparently WhatsApp has prepared a threat for every user who does not agree to this new rule later.

The most obvious impact is that threats are no longer able to use WhatsApp. This means that users will no longer be able to receive and send messages via the application until the new rules are approved.

Even so, users can still receive phone calls and notifications when messages arrive.

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However, the notification function and receive calls will only be valid for a few weeks. If it exceeds the deadline and there has been no approval of the new rules after May 15th.

Then WhatsApp will start deleting inactive accounts, what is meant here are users who are inactive for 120 days including when WhatsApp does not connect to the internet.

WhatsApp postponed the schedule for implementing the new privacy policy rules from February to May 15 after this policy raised pros and cons for its users.

Previously, many WhatsApp users objected to this new policy. Because they assume this rule is WhatsApp’s plan to share information with Facebook as its parent company. However, this assumption has actually been denied by WhatsApp.

The form of information exchange in question between WhatsApp and Facebook is only used to help both of them target ads better.

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WhatsApp’s new policies to share data with Facebook only affects chats with Business accounts. Meanwhile, chats between WhatsApp users will still be secured by end-to-end encryption.

However, some people have misunderstood that this new rule will allow Facebook to snoop on conversations on WhatsApp.

After this assumption regarding WhatsApp’s rules circulated, a number of messaging platforms such as Telegram and Signal began to be looked at by the market because they were considered safer for privacy.

Previously, WhatsApp was used by more than 2 billion people worldwide with India as the largest user. That is the explanation of the effect reject WhatsApp’s new rules for its users.

Contributors: Hillary Sekar Pawestri

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