WhatsApp users will have to choose to accept terms of service or delete their account in 2021: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 04 Dec 2020
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The updated terms and services will be available to users on February 8.

The update is expected to include more information about how a user's data is processed.

The update will also shed light on how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats.

WhatsApp users will have to choose to accept terms of service or delete their account in 2021: Report
Over the past couple of months, WhatsApp has added a bunch of features to the app

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According to WABetainfo, it looks like users will have to accept new terms and condition for the messaging service in February 2021 else risk losing their WhatsApp account. WABetainfo lists the date for the updated terms and conditions as February 8, 2021, but says that the date could change. They have shared a screenshot which highlights the fact that users need to accept the terms and conditions else users can delete their account.  

The screenshot shared reads, “By tapping Agree, you accept the new terms, which will take effect on February 8, 2021. After this date, you will need to accept the new terms to continue using WhatsApp or you can always delete your account. You can also learn more about how WhatsApp processes your data in our updated privacy policy”.
 
As you can see from the above, the update is expected to include more information about how a user's data is processed. The update will also shed light on how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats.

Over the past couple of months, WhatsApp has added a bunch of features to the app. One of the newest features to go live for a lot of users is WhatsApp payments. Users can now send and receive money using WhatsApp. You can learn how to send money using WhatsApp here

WhatsApp also introduced disappearing messages. A user can send a message which will disappear after a period of 7 days. However, media sent may still remain on the receiver’s device. You can learn everything about disappearing messages here

WhatsApp also revamped its storage management tool so a user knows what time of data from WhatsApp is occupying storage and can take the necessary actions. 

There are a bunch of more new features available on WhatsApp and you can learn about them here.

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