WhatsApp to try again to change privacy policy in mid-May

WhatsApp to try again to change privacy policy in mid-May

The Guardian

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Firm sets 15 May deadline to agree to new terms but will let notifications continue for short time afterwards

After an abortive attempt to change its privacy policy led to millions of users signing up for competing services, WhatsApp has said it will try for a second time to roll out the update in mid-May.

In an effort to smooth the transition, WhatsApp will for the first time allow limited access to its services for users who do not agree to the new terms of service. From 15 May, those users will no longer be able to send or read messages but will continue to be able to receive calls and notifications for a “short time”.

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