Those who have already updated their WhatsApp in the last 24 hours will be aware of the new ‘Payments’ feature added to the messaging app. If users fail to update their App by February 8, it will get deleted. This sounds more like a subtle threat because users will be left with no option than to accept the terms and conditions.
Since a long time, Facebook has been collecting basic information and sharing with third-parties in the name of providing games, quizzes, etc. to its account holders. Later, It went a little more ahead and introduced the ‘Delete after my death’ option whereas its ‘permanently delete’ option still remains under scrutiny.
Ever since, the messaging giant was taken over by the biggest social media king, it has managed to maintain a separate identity. The same will not be possible after this new update. Anyway, users still have a choice to delete their account, if at all, their data looks less secured.