Be Alert WhatsApp Users! You May Lose Your Account If You Don’t Do This By February, 2021

New Delhi: Be alert WhatsApp users as you may lose access to your account if you do not do this before February 8 this year, as per the new notification alert sent by the company on Wednesday.

As per reports, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app has sent its millions of Indian users an in-app notification as part of an upcoming global roll-out for over 2 billion users, asking them to either accept the changes in its Terms of Service and privacy policy by February 8 or their accounts will be deleted.

As per the notification, WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market its Services, including when you install, access, or use its Services.

“WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services,” the updated policy read.

Going further the notification said,  “Businesses you interact with using our Services may provide us with information about their interactions with you. We require each of these businesses to act in accordance with applicable law when providing any information to us.”

The in-app notification did not elicit much details but clicking on the links clearly mentioned the key changes in how WhatsApp will collect and process users’ information going forward, and the partnership with Facebook, its parent company, as part of a larger unification drive between the family of apps.

The new Terms of Service and privacy policy of WhatsApp will come into effect on February 8.

The mobile messaging platform said that it works with third-party service providers and “other Facebook Companies” to help it operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market its services.

“These companies may provide us with information about you in certain circumstances; for example, app stores may provide us with reports to help us diagnose and fix service issues”.

In its updated policy, WhatsApp said that if “you use our Services with such third-party services or Facebook Company Products, we may receive information about you from them”.

“For example, if you use the WhatsApp share button on a news service to share a news article with your WhatsApp contacts, groups, or broadcast lists on our Services, or if you choose to access our Services through a mobile carrier’s or device provider’s promotion of our Services,” the company said.

WhatsApp said as part of the Facebook Companies, it can make suggestions for you (for example, of friends or group connections, or of interesting content), like “personalising features and content, helping you complete purchases and transactions, and showing relevant offers and ads across the Facebook Company Products,” along with “providing integrations which enable you to connect your WhatsApp experiences with other Facebook Company Products”.

“For example, allowing you to connect your Facebook Pay account to pay for things on WhatsApp or enabling you to chat with your friends on other Facebook Company Products, such as Portal, by connecting your WhatsApp account,” the new policy explained.

To recall, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in October said that the company is working hard to merge Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp so that they can start to function a little bit more like one connected interoperable system.

In a bid to allow cross-messaging among its family of apps, Facebook has reportedly started merging Instagram and Messenger chats. The social network has already integrated Messenger rooms with WhatsApp on the Web.

“There’s more work to happen here. We of course, want to bring in WhatsApp to that interoperability as well. There are more features we want to add even to the Messenger, Instagram interoperability,” Zuckerberg had told analysts during the company’s earnings call.

(with inputs from IANS)

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  1. Kushwanth says

    I’m a WhatsApp user

  2. SONU SAGAR says

    Mujhe apna what’s app delete nhi karana hai to mera what’s app account ko delete na kare

    1. Ebrahim says

      Dont delete my what’s app account I did not get the notification

  3. Mukesh dan says

    Sir please mera WhatsApp delete na kre

  4. Abhay Sahani says

    Please don’t delete my WhatsApp account

  5. prakash pawar says

    Logo ko pahle Wtssup ki lat laga di aur ab apni manmani kar rahi hai company.
    Hamari privacy share karne ka enhe kya Adhikari hai,update me agree ka option rakha hai.
    Ye user ke sath dhoka aur chitting hai.
    Unke khilaf sab ek hokar international cort me case file Karini chahiye.

    1. Anonymous says

      I am with you

  6. Siddhesh more says

    I am a whatsapp user

  7. Hari manger says

    Why this happen? What is my mistake
    Can you help me for this issue?

    1. Sahil says

      Sir plz don’t deleat my account because I’m student aur mara online work whatapp sa hota ha

  8. Om says

    Sir don’t delete my account plz

  9. Sadhan Chakma says

    Mera WhatsApp account delete mat karo please

  10. Shubham yd says

    Dont delete my what’s app account I did not get the notification

  11. Somnath Mandal says

    Do not delete my whatsApp account

  12. Saurav Kumar Bhargav says

    My whatsapp number is deleted please recover it 8354092116

  13. Durga prasad says

    Dont delete my WhatsApps account i did not get notifications

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