In the coming weeks, WhatsApp will be displaying a banner on WhatsApp that will give users more information than they can read at their own pace. They have included more information to address and resolve the issues we have heard.
Recently, the South African information regulator opposes WhatsApp’s plans to share user data with Facebook, promising to work directly with the popular messaging app to compliance with national privacy laws.
The proposal provoked global outrage, forcing the company to delay its plans and clarify privacy and security regulations. Public confusion over WhatsApp’s future plans has grown as European Union (EU) users have announced they will not agree to share personal information with Facebook.
The IR said Facebook should hold a “round table discussion on the issues raised” to fully comply with the new rules on South African law.
However, you will not have the full functionality of WhatsApp until you agree. In a short time, you can receive calls and notifications, but you will not be able to read or send messages from the app.