It seems endless back and forth: First, the new WhatsApp usage rules came into effect in February. These allow WhatsApp, the parent company of WhatsApp, to access some WhatsApp data and link it to Facebook data: this includes, for example, a profile picture, phone number and contact details.
Back and forth for WhatsApp users
Now WhatsApp wants to change its plan here as well. WhatsApp announced in a statement that “there are currently no plans” to restrict WhatsApp activity for users who do not accept the update. Instead, you want to be constantly reminded of the possibility of renewal.
What’s next on WhatsApp?
What Facebook believes is that many users will simply wear it out over time and accept the update at some point.