WhatsApp’s new terms of service will reportedly be optional in the future
According to WABetainfo, WhatsApp will let users continue to use the service as it is even if they don’t accept the updated terms of service. The company now plans to limit this mandatory change to WhatsApp Business messaging.
In simple terms, if you use WhatsApp to chat with your friends and family, you can choose to ignore the terms and continue to use the service without attracting any limitations. However, if you want to chat with business accounts, WhatsApp will require you to “review and accept the WhatsApp update.”
The following message will be shown when the user tries to message a business account:
WhatsApp always maintained that its updated terms of service were only going to apply to users messaging WhatsApp Business accounts.
WABetainfo says WhatsApp plans to announce this new change to Terms of Service “very soon” and that a future version of WhatsApp beta will support this change. WhatsApp has yet to officially confirm this new change.