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WhatsApp returns to the load to implement its new privacy policies after a hiatus of several weeks due to the large number of complaints issued by users.

The date chosen by WhatsApp (whose owner is Facebook) for the entry into force of these privacy policies will be

next May 15


As of that date, those who have not accepted these policies will see their functions diminished but their account

will not be automatically deleted


In this way,

WhatsApp will once again show its users a message

when they open the application in which they will be asked to accept the update of the terms and conditions, informing users of the data it collects and its treatment.

What happens if I don't accept the terms and conditions of WhatsApp?

As reported by WhatsApp on its official blog, those who on May 15 have not accepted the new terms and conditions will

not be able to enjoy the full functions of WhatsApp


"If you did not accept them by then, WhatsApp will not delete your account. However, you will not have access to all WhatsApp features until you accept them. For a short period, you will be able to receive calls and notifications, but

you will not be able to read or send messages. from the application

", explains the official website.

Likewise, WhatsApp indicates that it is possible to accept the update of the terms and conditions even

after May 15

and informs users that its inactive account policy will apply.

Inactive WhatsApp accounts

WhatsApp itself points out in its official blog that "in general, WhatsApp accounts that are

inactive for more than 120 days

are deleted

in order to maintain security, limit data retention and protect the privacy of users."

The company also considers that an account is inactive

"when the user does not connect to WhatsApp



I want to delete my WhatsApp account

Those who decide not to accept the update of WhatsApp terms and conditions can choose to


their WhatsApp account



follow the steps indicated by the app to delete their account


Those who want to

delete their WhatsApp account manually

can follow this step-by-step guide that we put together a few weeks ago.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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