As a result, many users decided to move to other applications such as Telegram to Signal which forced WhatsApp to have to step in and provide education to its users.
Currently, WhatsApp has decided to postpone this policy change to the next 15 May 2021 from the 8 February.
It is stated that users who disagree can still use WhatsApp and can still receive calls and notifications. However, these users will not be able to read or write messages through the application again.
In addition, accounts that have not been used for more than 120 days will also be deleted and counted as users who do not agree to the new rules from WhatsApp and choose to leave the service.