- You won’t be able to send messages after the cut-off date.
- Receiving calls will be possible for a “short time.”
- WhatsApp has officially confirmed these new terms.
What happens with your WhatsApp on May 15
According to a FAQ document that WhatsApp has now published on its website, limited functionality will prevent you from sending messages and receiving notifications:
To give you enough time to review changes at your own pace and convenience, we’ve extended the effective date to May 15. If you haven’t accepted by then, WhatsApp will not delete your account. However, you won’t have full functionality of WhatsApp until you accept the new terms by May 15.
For a short time, you’ll be able to receive calls and notifications but not send messages or call people from the app. According to a WhatsApp spokesperson speaking to TechCrunch, in this particular case the definition of “a short time” is a few weeks.
We’ve heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts.