Are you a fan of WhatsApp? Here’s what you need to do if you don’t want your account to be a zombie. The company says your account is still usable.
However, WhatsApp said that it will not do this and provided an update regarding its new rules and regulations. The tech giant firm posted a new FAQ blog, saying that “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update.”
WhatsApp added that “for the last several weeks we’ve displayed a notification in WhatsApp providing more information about the update. After giving everyone time to review, we’re continuing to remind those who haven’t had the chance to do so to review and accept. After several weeks, the reminder people receive will eventually become persistent.”
Will Your Account be Unusable?
Although this is the case, WhatsApp confirmed that they can still pick up incoming calls and make calls. But, they’ll only have a grace period of a few weeks.
On the other hand, some experts claimed that users only have 120 days to accept the new policy. Once this grace period is over, there’s a high chance that WhatsApp will really delete your account. However, you need to remember that the giant social media company didn’t confirm this information.
One of the spokespeople of the giant messaging app said that “we’ve spent the last several months providing more information about our update to users around the world.” The anonymous said that “the majority of people who have received it have accepted the update and WhatsApp continues to grow. However, for those that have not yet had a chance to do so, their accounts will not be deleted or lose functionality on May 15. We’ll continue to provide reminders to those users within WhatsApp in the weeks to come.”
- You can export your chats and download a report of your account on your own.
- Deleting your account is something unreversible as it erases your message history, removes you from all of your WhatsApp groups, and deletes your WhatsApp backups.
- After a few weeks of limited functionality, you won’t be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone.
- You won’t be able to access your chat list, but you can still answer the incoming phone and video calls. If you have notifications enabled, you can tap on them to read or respond to a message or call back a missed phone or video call.