WhatsApp to become increasingly less useful if you don't accept its new terms

07 May 2021
Will limit access to calls and messages and eventually block all access.

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  • Douglas Godfrey
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  • 29 May 2021

Where is this reminder to accept I have never received any reminder as yes to accept your new Privacy rules

    chelito, 11 May 2021Facebook IS the government, in case you havent realizedFacebook, like most corporations, hands over all your data to the government when they ask - they have to, otherwise it would be illegal. So yeah, in that sense, facebook is the government but no one should do their illegal stuff through facebook or they're just stupid.

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      • starcy
      • mcu
      • 12 May 2021

      TheWanderer, 11 May 2021signal is more trustworthy because it's completely ope... moreI aggree with you. Signal is the best App to use

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        • chelito
        • KsU
        • 11 May 2021

        Solun1, 09 May 2021I know people are sensitive about privacy but when they col... moreFacebook IS the government, in case you havent realized

          Rajat Prasad, 10 May 2021"with its lack of reading comprehension and patience t... moreYeah, I thought that piece of writing was really bad too on the part of GSMArena.
          It's about the fact, that Facebook aka Zuckerberg, just basically overrides all that was promised when Whatsapp was taken over.
          Then, FB just alters their general terms as they seem fit and blackmail us into agreeing to them or just cutting us off (if not).
          FB knows exactly how important Whatsapp has become and they are powerplaying us globally. Profiling us even more than now - of course just because "they want to target us with even better product placement *giant BS*. FB is selling our data for even more profit.
          Of course you can argue - well if you don't like it, don't get a PC, don't get a cell phone, stay out of the internet - but that is too simple in this day and age, where everything is going digital and you are bascially lost in space if you don't use the net. So comments like that are just plain stupid.
          Big business has to / needs to be stopped at a certain point, when it comes to privacy, otherwise they are not better than spy agencies.

            Go, 10 May 2021Both are good enough i believe. I already uninstalled messe... moresignal is more trustworthy because it's completely open source

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              • wdA
              • 10 May 2021

              Anonymous, 10 May 2021Yes I also installed Telegram. I am also trying out Signal ... moreBoth are good enough i believe. I already uninstalled messenger, facebook keeps me in touch with old friends, only reason i keep it

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                • EBUMECHS EZEAZORO
                • r3b
                • 10 May 2021

                I feel relieved

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                  • Anonymous
                  • rKy
                  • 10 May 2021

                  Rajat Prasad, 10 May 2021"with its lack of reading comprehension and patience t... moreTrue

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                    • wojtek
                    • mM4
                    • 10 May 2021

                    This is... retarded. WA can function with current privacy policy just fine. Yet it won't be in a while.

                    This is nothing else than facebook mafia power grab. I do hope that FB will get sued over this and eventually split!

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                      • Rajat Prasad
                      • G6p
                      • 10 May 2021

                      "with its lack of reading comprehension and patience to read anything longer than a tweet, to collectively lose its mind" -- Like you used to read entire software license agreement in pre Twitter era before accepting.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • r3a
                        • 10 May 2021

                        No Blame WhatsApp,
                        It's the whole Facebook effect. Everything Facebook touches goes nuts.

                        Bye am uninstalling asap

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                          • Anonymous
                          • xZI
                          • 10 May 2021

                          Nadeem, 09 May 2021WhatsApp is not the same anymore. We better shift to Teleg... moreYes Whatsapp is also quite buggy recently.

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                            • Anonymous
                            • xZI
                            • 10 May 2021

                            [deleted post]Yes I also installed Telegram. I am also trying out Signal to see if it’s also a good alternative.

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                              • 63x
                              • 09 May 2021

                              I use both Telegram & Signal but both have video upload flaws.

                              Telegram's HD video upload option is still pixelated and video calls tend to usually have rainbow effects, washed out / inaccurate colors with pixelated video calls whereas Signal is ok 99% of the time.

                              Turning the wheel to Signal however, it has a video upload problem if the video is over 30mb in size / 3 minutes in length and also freezes up before the send button appears. I have yet to hear from their support after sending an email as well.

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                                • 63x
                                • 09 May 2021

                                Anonymous, 08 May 2021Come on. Just accept the terms and avoid headaches. Every c... moreBut then they will send pawns to watch you from a distance... :(

                                and even if you eliminate one, two, three, they'll still keep popping up :(

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                                  • AnonD-977150
                                  • nFK
                                  • 09 May 2021

                                  I fkd off whatsapp over a year ago no bother for me this

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                                    • AnonD-836132
                                    • g3$
                                    • 09 May 2021

                                    asemmWave, 08 May 2021It's just a matter of time before they put ads in the apps. I am pretty sure this will happen at some point. Maybe much more earlier than we expect.

                                      I know people are sensitive about privacy but when they collect anonymous information I couldn't care less. All they do it for is money. On the other side, I have BIG issues with governments invading privacy, that is the real threat to freedom.

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                                        • IWS
                                        • 09 May 2021

                                        Please update as at 09.05.2021. Because without accept the new terms may be we can use