The deadline for this is Saturday May 15, and at this moment, given the proximity of the date, we want to address the conditions requested by the application owned by Facebook, although, as we said yesterday, it will not mean account deletion for those who do not accept the terms.
First of all, let us remember that this is not a new topic, since since February the controversy had arisen in which it was revealed that WhatsApp would use user information for advertising purposes.
The information that would be taken by the company for advertising campaigns would be from WhatsApp Business, since messages between users are end-to-end encrypted, while WhatsApp messages are on Facebook servers.
Until a few hours ago WhatsApp has maintained that as of May 15 the new policies will apply and that who does not accept them, could only receive calls and notifications (but only for a short time). In other words, whoever does not accept the use of data for advertising purposes, would have to resort to another instant messaging application, since the company could delete the accounts in the future.
Either way, it’s a good time to decide whether or not to continue in the app. In case you don’t give the Facebook proprietary tool a chance, you should give it a try Signal, the instant messaging application recommended by Elon Musk and Edward Snowden, or telegram, where we have a news channel at t.me/wwwhatsnew