WhatsApp will start curbing the functions like taking away access to open chats. Users will be able to open the chats only through the notification that will pop when someone else sends any message to the user. It means that the user will be able to reply to those messages and pick up WhatsApp calls. Then gradually, users will be restricted to open the chats list completely. The application will stop delivering any calls or messages to the user.
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WhatsApp has also responded to the rising concerns about the privacy of the users being affected. It has mentioned that the goal is simply to enable WhatsApp to contact businesses in the future and not to intervene in the privacy of users. The details of not accepting the privacy policies have also been updated on the FAQ page of WhatsApp. Any further queries of the user can be resolved through that.