You have two options:
- Download your Chat History and delete your WhatsApp account and jump on to the new Messaging app.
If you fail to accept the policy update, you will be able to receive phone calls but not be able to read or send messages.
Furthermore, users can export their chat from Android or iOS platforms. There will be an option to download the report of their account as well. Besides this, there will be an option to delete the WhatsApp account permanently. However, you will not be able to restore your account once deleted, the company cautioned their users in their updated FAQs section.
If you are not sure about your WhatsApp account and its future use, you are requested not to delete your account. For uninterrupted and hassle-free services, the company is urging its users to accept their terms and policy. You will not have to face many difficulties as soon as you accept their new policy.
Moreover, the company has also updated the guidelines for those who remain inactive on WhatsApp. WhatsApp accounts that are inactive for more than 120 days will be deleted automatically.
Interestingly, WhatsApp keeps the data stored in your mobile phone as it. This means even if you delete your WhatsApp account from the device, the photos, and videos stored on your device will remain as it is. You can still access the photos and videos from your mobile phone’s gallery app.
If you wish to re-register a new WhatsApp account on the same phone, the already stored WhatsApp data will be re-appeared on the app.
If you wish to jump on to the new platform, then there are many platforms available with even more features and functions than WhatsApp. Telegram is offering a bunch of extra features than WhatsApp.
Interestingly, the app now lets you migrate your WhatsApp Chat history as well. Yes, you can migrate WhatsApp Chat history to Telegram from WhatsApp as Telegram provides an option to bring back your WhatsApp Chat History if you are using the same mobile phone.
Users can migrate WhatsApp Chat includes documents and media files i.e. photos and videos. It supports both personal chats and group chats. It’s a good alternative for those who don’t wish to accept the updated privacy and policy.
Facebook and WhatsApp will work together for their online transactions as they aim to provide a hassle-free shopping experience through their payment gateways. The new terms claim to merge Facebook and WhatsApp’s payment gateways by sharing the users’ transaction details.