In a statement, the company said it won’t deactivate any accounts but will keep reminding them to accept the policy.
While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven’t had the chance to do so yet.
No accounts will be deleted on May 15 because of this update and no onewill lose the functionality of WhatsApp either. We will follow up with reminders to people over the next several weeks.
WhatsApp specified that while it won’t delete your account, you will start losing core features of the app —such as not being able to access your chat list, and eventually stop getting message notifications — if you don’t accept the policy. The company didn’t mention after how many weeks it’ll start restricting your features at this moment.
The new policy lays the ground for better communication with businesses and other Facebook apps. In February, the company introduced a banner atop chats to give people more information about this policy change.