"WhatsApp" even announced the fate of the accounts that will not follow the new privacy conditions and would not agree to the new policy for the application next May in an official statement of the company. The statement said: “If you reject the new conditions after May 15, you will still be able to receive calls and notifications for a few weeks, but you will not be able to read or send messages through the application.”
The tactics adopted by the Facebook administration are not new but continue to cause a great deal of criticism and controversy. Some of the controversy was unfounded, however, as some of the users thought that "Facebook" would see their private conversations. Of course, the company then came out with a statement clarifying and denying this matter.
After that uproar, WhatsApp, the company owned by "Facebook", postponed reinforcing these changes to May 15, after it was supposed to take effect on February 8th. Although it is not clear yet what are the steps that will be taken next, there are rumors that “WhatsApp” will delete the inactive accounts, those that did not agree to the new changes, after 120 days. Thus, those who would not follow the new settings may be considered as that and delete their accounts. Still, the abrasive measures taken by Facebook to maximize profit continue to shock and completely ignore the number of users using the platforms, often raising questions about the massive amounts of power the company has been earning.