The new terms for the privacy rules and service will be introduced in 2021 and failure in accepting them will lead to loss of access after February 8.
The disclaimer for new services read “After this date, you’ll need to accept the new terms to continue using WhatsApp or you can always delete your account.” The report highlighted that the mentioned date may change and the company is set to announce these policy changes in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has announced an array of new updates. The recent update announced by the company is the introduction of custom wallpapers and search options. This update will allow users to set custom wallpapers for different chats and will also update the options for wallpaper in the gallery. The existing doodle wallpaper will also be getting new colours. Apart from this, WhatsApp has also worked on its search options. With new search options, users can find relevant stickers via text or emoji.