The popular Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will reportedly block users who refuse to accept its updated privacy terms and conditions from using the service.
TechCrunch reports that WhatsApp has stated that users who refuse to accept its new update terms and conditions by May 15 will be unable to receive or send messages using the service. The user’s account will be listed as “inactive.” Inactive accounts on WhatsApp are eligible for deletion after 120 days.
In an email to one of its merchant partners, WhatsApp stated that it will “slowly ask” users that have not accepted the new terms to comply “in order to have full functionality of WhatsApp,” starting in May.
Calls and notifications of inactive users should last for a “short while” according to TechCrunch, but probably only a “few weeks.”