According to the company, starting May 15th, its functionality will become more limited, and such users will no longer be able to send or read messages from the app.
“They’ll still be able to receive calls and notifications, but this will only be possible for a “short time,” they said.
The company confirmed to TechCrunch in an interview that the period will last a few weeks.
However, the company has said messages between individuals on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted, so only their recipients can see their contents.
WhatsApp has shared some personal information, like phone numbers, with Facebook since 2016.