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To all WhatsApp users read this – how you would be removed from the app if you fail to do this.

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Those who do not comply with this new initiative by May 15 will lose all WhatsApp functionality.


WhatsApp has announced to be initiating a new privacy terms by May 15 and wishes all of it users to be prepared to accept those terms else there might be consequences.

WhatsApp, which was incorporated in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo and later sold the app to Zuckerberg's Facebook 5 years later.

Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook acquired the WhatsApp in 2014 for a huge sum of $19.3 billion.

The Facebook owned messaging app, said that it was going to disclose certain credentials of WhatsApp to Facebook back in 2016. These data was supposed to be phone numbers and analytics data of the WhatsApp users.

 Report stated that, Zuckerberg's Facebook was sued and fined in 2017 by the European Commission at a tune of $122 million, for misleading the Commission by saying that Facebook told them that it was impossible to combine user data from the two apps(Facebook and WhatsApp) during the time Facebook was acquiring WhatsApp from Brian Acton and Jan Koum back in 2014.

 

WHO IS ZUCKERBERG?

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American media magnate, an internet entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. 

Born in May 14, 1984 and is known for being a co-founding Facebook, he also owns Instagram and WhatsApp was later added to his asserts back in 2014. He might have other several business but these three are the most revealed. He is also estimated about $101.3 billion and is currently the 5th Richest personality on the planet.


NOW INTO THE STORY

The Facebook owned messaging app, WhatsApp, has recently gave directives as to what would happen to users who refuse to comply with its new privacy terms. 

Just last week, and WhatsApp announced that it would give its users the opportunity to review the new privacy terms.

The messaging platform has announced it would be displaying on the app, a banner that would reveal the new privacy engagement. Users are to accept the new initiative at their own interest according to WhatsApp and anything aside agreeing to this new privacy terms will call for certain consequences.

It says that any user who refuses to comply with the new terms by May 15, although will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from WhatsApp.

This band as a result of failure to accepting the new privacy terms would be for a short time which afterwards user will then be eliminated from the app after 120 days of inactivity according to the policies agreement of the company.


The new policy according to report shall see to it that messages between individual accounts would continue to be encrypted as end-to-end but, as for business accounts, data would be stored on Facebook for the purposes of advertisement. 

Users are advised to be vigilant and refused to ascribe to any form of misinformation concerning this new policy terms. 

NOTE: This article is not any form of advertisement but rather to educate.


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