In reality, the risks around the update itself have been overblown. If you choose to chat with businesses over WhatsApp, then youll be doing so under different terms than with your personal contacts. Your normal messages remain secure, and Facebook isnt getting much more out of WhatsApp data-wise than it had before.
What happens if I update WhatsApp?
After a few weeks of limited functionality, you wont be able to receive incoming calls or notifications and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone, WhatsApp says in an FAQ. WhatsApp says it wont delete users accounts if they dont accept the update.
What happens if I dont use WhatsApp for a long time?
To maintain security, limit data retention, and protect the privacy of our users, WhatsApp accounts are generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity. Inactivity means the user hasnt connected to WhatsApp. When a user reregisters for WhatsApp on the same device, their locally stored content will reappear.
Does updating WhatsApp delete chats?
See details. Earlier this month, WhatsApp rolled out its View Once feature that deletes messages once they are read.
What to do if WhatsApp is not updating?
If youre unable to install WhatsApp due to insufficient space on your phone, try to clear Google Play Stores cache and data:Go to your phones Settings, then tap Apps & notifications > App info > Google Play Store > Storage > CLEAR CACHE.Tap CLEAR DATA > OK.Restart your phone, then try installing WhatsApp again.
Why is New WhatsApp policy bad?
Caspar said in a statement: Currently, there is reason to believe that the data sharing provisions between WhatsApp and Facebook are intended to be unlawfully enforced due to the lack of voluntary and informed consent.
What phones will lose WhatsApp?
Among the phone models that will lose access to the app are: Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy SII, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.