WhatsApp Will Let You Keep Your Account
It looks like WhatsApp is caving to the pressure and cancelling its threats to deactivate accounts.
A WhatsApp spokesperson told PTI that no accounts will be deleted on May 15 for not accepting the policy update.
While the majority of users who have received the new terms of service have accepted them, we appreciate some people haven’t had the chance to do so yet. No accounts will be deleted on May 15 because of this update. Also, no one will lose the functionality of WhatsApp either. We will follow up with reminders to people over the next several weeks.
This is not the first time they are prompting users to accept the terms of service. The longer they delay this, the less likely it looks like they will go ahead with this entire plan.
The company is still yet to give a good reason behind the decision. They also declined to divulge the number of users who have accepted the terms so far. If I were to guess it’s probably too low to risk a massive worldwide account deactivation.
Until the next time they warn us, keep using WhatsApp as you were.