WhatsApp will limit the functionality of some users from May 15

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WhatsApp will limit the functionality of some users from May 15

The WhatsApp messenger will limit the functionality of users who do not accept the updated user agreement from May 15, according to the platform's website on April 17 .

Secret app: why WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy

The messenger is accused of surveillance and manipulation of users' opinions

“So that you have enough time to familiarize yourself with the changes at a convenient pace for you, we have extended the deadline for their adoption until May 15,” the statement said.

WhatsApp will limit the functionality of some users from May 15
WhatsApp will limit the functionality of some users from May 15


It is noted that the messenger will not immediately delete customer profiles, however, until the new rules are adopted, they will not be able to answer calls and messages from other users.

On March 18, specialists from the Scientific and Technical Center (STC) of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Main Radio Frequency Center came to the conclusion that the updated privacy policy and the WhatsApp user agreement create a risk that the American special services can monitor users and manipulate their opinion.

In early January, WhatsApp changed the terms of use , which now requires users to submit their data to the advertising system of the social network Facebook and its "application family" to analyze their habits and tastes.

Later, due to criticism, the messenger postponed the update of the user agreement from February 8 to May 15.

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