The changes have become the subject of warning for some users, but the service plans to encourage users to agree to the new policy.
The platform has emailed business partners asking them to comply with the new conditions in order to get the full functionality of the app starting May 15th.
It is advised Site WhatsApp users should have an effective date of May 15 to review policy changes.
WhatsApp will not delete the accounts of users who do not accept policy updates, but will not have full WhatsApp functionality until they accept.
It says the pageFor a short period, you can receive calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the application, without specifying the duration of this short period.
After May 15, users will be able to accept the changes, but WhatsApp warns that it is continuing to implement its policy on inactive users, and this policy advises that accounts deemed inactive are generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity.
Users are also informed that they can export their chat history and download a report on their account before May 15th. Account deletion advice is also provided, but with an additional warning that it cannot be undone.
While the changes clarified how commercial chat logs are stored to be kept via Facebook’s servers, critics say it is a broader collection of personal data than Facebook itself.
The users’ reaction drove millions to other messaging services, including Telegram and Signal.
In response, WhatsApp began using its status feature to remind users that it cannot read their encrypted conversations.
Since 2016, WhatsApp’s privacy policies have granted service permission to share certain metadata with Facebook, such as: user phone numbers and device information.
The new terms allow Facebook and WhatsApp to share payment and transaction data in order to help better target ads as the social giant expands its e-commerce offerings and looks to integrate its messaging platforms.
The platform, which is used by more than 2 billion users, last month delayed implementing the new policy for three months, and has explained its terms to users since then, although its explanations did not explicitly address what it planned to do with users who did not accept the terms.