According to Gizmodo, WhatsApp updated a support article on its website this week with more information about the forthcoming privacy changes.While the company reiterates that users’ accounts will not be disabled, it now states that those who fail to accept the new terms will have “restricted features” on their accounts.
Users will lose access to certain WhatsApp features from May 15 unless they agree the new terms.
These users, for example, would lose their right to enter the chat list first. The user will no longer receive updates of new WhatsApp messages, and audio and video calls will stop working.
Some users have been searching for alternatives to WhatsApp since the company announced the changes.
This includes Signal and Telegram, all of which have end-to-end encryption, as well as Apple’s iMessage.