“For the last several weeks we’ve displayed a notification in WhatsApp providing more information about the update,” the company said in a statement. “After giving everyone time to review, we’re continuing to remind those who haven’t had the chance to do so to review and accept. After a period of several weeks, the reminder people receive will eventually become persistent.”
“We’ve spent the last few months communicating directly with users about our update,” a spokesperson told WIRED in a statement. “The majority of people have already accepted the update; and for anyone who hasn’t, we won’t be deleting their account on May 15; and we’ll be giving plenty of opportunities for them to review the update in the future. We know WhatsApp is a lifeline for many people around the world”. “Users are relying on WhatsApp more than ever right now and we want to keep it that way,” the spokesperson told WIRED.
In a seperate news, the disappearing messages feature of Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger may soon be adding a new option. According to the Twitter account WABetaInfo; which publishes news related to the work of the messenger and its new functions; the developers are now testing the option to delete messages within 24 hours from the date of publication.