First, you’ll lose access to your chat list. The app will allow you to message or call someone only if they first contact you and you tap the notification from WhatsApp. After several more weeks, the app will stop sending messages and calls to your phone completely. For individual holdouts the exact moment the process starts will be different for everyone.
Once you reach the second stage, your options will be limited if you do not accept the policy at that time. You can export your chat history or download a report from your account. You can also delete it, though WhatsApp warns that it’s something that can’t be reversed. In the end, it may not be very important. As part of a Individual policy, WhatsApp will automatically delete accounts after 120 days of inactivity.
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