In an official statement, a WhatsApp spokesperson reportedly said that given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, the company wants to make clear that it will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update. “This is the plan moving forward indefinitely,” the spokesperson was quoted by The Verge.
WhatsApp had previously warned that users may lose access to some of the features offered by the messaging platform. The limited functionality meant that users will only first lose access to the chat list. And then after a few weeks, WhatsApp was likely to stop sending messages further making more restrictions.
However, since WhatsApp has now retracted from the changes to the accounts of those users who are yet to accept the policy, the firm has decided to keep notifying users about the policy.
In its official statement, WhatsApp said, “We will continue to remind users from time to time and let them accept the update, including when they choose to use relevant optional features like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook.”