Facebook confirmed another big change for its controversial WhatsApp privacy terms

Facebook admitted defeat a few weeks ago in its fight for forcing WhatsApp users to agree to the new controversial privacy policy. The company said it won’t ruin WhatsApp functionality after the May 15th deadline, even if users do not accept the new terms. In an updated FAQ page, the company explained WhatsApp functionality would be significantly diminished for those who do not accept the privacy changes. Accounts would not be deleted, but users would not be able to access chat lists, the page explained. Calls would work, and interacting with notifications would let you respond to incoming texts. After a few weeks of limited functionality, users would not receive calls or notifications, as WhatsApp would stop sending calls and messages to your phone. The only fix would be accepting the new terms of service.

The Indian government then stepped in, demanding that Facebook withdraw the new privacy changes. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) gave Facebook a week to respond to its letter, threatening additional legal action. Facebook has relented, admitting another defeat. It will no longer block WhatsApp functionality to users who have not accepted the new terms — for the time being.

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Facebook confirmed another big change for its controversial WhatsApp privacy terms originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 27 May 2021 at 06:50:03 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Source: https://bgr.com/tech/whatsapp-privacy-changes-functionality-not-reduced-if-terms-not-accepted-5927972/

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