The Facebook-owned platform that has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in
In a statement given to The Next Web, WhatsApp said on Saturday that it won’t restrict any functionality even if the users don’t accept the policy for now.
“Given recent discussions with various authorities and
“Instead, we will continue to remind users from time to time about the update as well as when people choose to use relevant optional features, like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook.”
The users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the due course of time.
“After persistent reminders, the users will encounter limited functionality on WhatsApp until they accept the updates,” the company had said. Earlier, taking the user privacy war to the court over new IT rules, WhatsApp said that that user privacy is in its DNA and requiring messaging apps to “trace” chats undermines people’s right to privacy.
WhatsApp said that “we will maintain this approach until at least the forthcoming PDP (personal data protection) law comes into effect”. IANS