WhatsApp said it will “slowly ask” such users to comply with the new terms “in order to have full functionality of WhatsApp” starting May 15. If they still don’t accept the terms, “for a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app,
The “short time” will span a few weeks, according to TechCrunch.
In the note, WhatsApp linked to a newly created FAQ page that says its policy related to inactive users will apply after May 15.
WhatsApp’s policy for inactive users states that accounts are “generally deleted after 120 days of inactivity.”