“Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we currently have no plans to limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update.”
WhatsApp said it will continue to remind users to accept it.
“Instead, we will continue to remind users from time to time about the update as well as when people choose to use relevant optional features, like communicating with a business that is receiving support from Facebook.”
A couple of weeks after the announcement of the new policy, Signal’s category ranking had increased by 750.
A couple of days ago, WhatsApp filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Delhi against Indian government challenging its second largest market’s internet regulations that would require the Facebook-owned company to provide access to encrypted messages.