As per a new report from TechCrunch, WhatsApp has given detailed information regarding what will happen to those users who won’t agree to new privacy changes through a mail, which explains that it will slowly ask such users to comply with the new terms so that they don’t lose full functionality of WhatsApp, till May 15.
WhatsApp says that you can accept the new policy even after May 15th but once the deadline has reached and if you still haven’t pressed the ‘Accept’ button, WhatsApp will mark your account as ‘Inactive’ and inactive accounts are automatically deleted after 120 days.
An account is classified as an inactive account when a user has WhatsApp open on their device, but they don’t have an internet connection, then the account will be inactive. This means that each day after May 15, you will have to work with limited functionality if you have not accepted the new rules.
If you are looking to switch from WhatsApp to Telegram, the latter offers a migration tool with the help of which you can make the switch.