WhatsApp Now Says It Won’t Limit Your Experience If You Refuse Its New Policy

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Earlier this month, WhatsApp reversed its decision to delete the accounts of users who refused to agree to its new privacy policy, which stated that users’ account data would be shared with Facebook.

The Facebook-owned messaging app had said that it would be severely limiting the functionality of accounts that refused to subscribe to this policy. Users were warned that they would not be able to access their chat lists, receiving incoming calls or notifications, with the app eventually ceasing to allow any messages and calls completely. The app added that it would also up the frequency of notifications asking users to agree to the update, to the point of them being persistent.

Now, it’s walking back on its decision yet again, with the tech firm saying it won’t be restricting functionality for users who don’t accept the policy.

“Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we currently have no plans to limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update,” WhatsApp said in a statement.

With some governments moving to ban the app from acquiring user data and feeding it back to parent company Facebook, it still remains to be seen if WhatsApp will further reverse its new policy update.

[via TNW, cover image via DenPhotos / Shutterstock.com] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/414129/WhatsApp-Now-Says-It-Won-t-Limit-Your-Experience-If-You-Refuse-Its-New-Policy/

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