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If users don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy policy by May 15, they won't be able to send messages or make calls

If users don't agree to WhatsApp's new privacy policy by May 15, they won't be able to send messages or make calls

WhatsApp users will be asked to consent to the new privacy policy.
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WhatsApp is asking users again to sign off on its new privacy policy by May 15.




Users who miss deadline won't be able to text or make calls, per an email viewed by TechCrunch.




WhatsApp tried to get users to sign off on the new policy in January, but caused a privacy scare.




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WhatsApp is trying once again to get its users to sign its new privacy policy, this time without causing a privacy scare.WhatsApp announced Thursday it would be slowly asking users to consent to its new privacy policy, which in January caused a privacy scare and sent users flocking to rival messaging apps Signal and Telegram.Users have until May 15 to sign off on the new privacy policy. TechCrunch reported that if they miss it, some core parts of the WhatsApp app will become unusable.In an email to one of its business partners and obtained by TechCrunch, WhatsApp said if users don't agree to the new terms and conditions by May 15 then: "For a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app."
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