The update announcement is followed by a disclaimer that says that the new terms will come into effect on February 8, 2021. Now comes the catch, as the disclaimer went on to read, “After this date, you'll need to accept the new terms to continue using WhatsApp or you can always delete your account.” WABetaInfo also mentioned that the aforementioned date may be subject to change and that the updated terms of service are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
A WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed to The Independent that all users “must agree” to the new terms by February 8 next year if they wish to have continued access to the app. Gadgets 360 has reached out to the company for a confirmation. This report will be updated when we hear back.
In other WhatsApp-related news, the messaging app is receiving new updates that will bring a range of improvements to wallpapers. It will allow users to set custom wallpapers for different chats and also bring an updated stock wallpaper gallery.
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