It should be remembered that WhatsApp, like Facebook and Instagram, allows companies to use its platform to communicate with customers. Now, according to the information from WABetaInfo, which indicates that the change will come via a future update, this will no longer be possible if the Internet user does not ‘click’ on the ‘Accept’ option in the new conditions.
As we said, WhatsApp has been making changes to its policies regarding the sharing of Internet user data with companies since the official announcement, in January. At first, the application pointed out that it would be mandatory to accept them in order to continue using the service. It should be borne in mind that in Spain, as in the rest of the European Union countries, the change had no effect on privacy, as recognized by the messaging application itself. And it is that the RGPD does not allow it.
At first, the application even set a deadline to accept the change: February 8, which soon after ended up being May 25. When the time came, WhatsApp affirmed that those accounts that did not accept the new conditions would gradually lose functionalities until they were rendered useless. Finally, at the beginning of June, it decided to leave the final decision to the user. In addition, he could continue using the ‘app’ with total normality regardless of what he decided to do.
“Given the recent discussion with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make it clear that we currently have no plans to limit the functionality of WhatsApp for those who have not yet accepted the update. Instead, we will continue to remind users of the update from time to time, as well as when people choose to use relevant optional functions, such as contacting a company that receives Facebook support, “WhatsApp explained in a statement sent to ABC at the time. .