Notifications in WhatsApp
According to this, WhatsApp should be able to send notifications to its users in the app in the future. The service wants to inform about updates or innovations and changes. However, WABetainfo makes it clear that they do not relate to advertising.
Active consent required
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WhatsApp users must therefore actively consent when asked. A corresponding message should pop up promptly in the app and must then be accepted.
What if i don’t agree?
If you refuse to agree, you will no longer be able to use the app in the future. Incidentally, this applies to all apps and services and is not a chicane from WhatsApp.
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Users cannot avoid consent. In principle, this is not a bad thing and you should consent. As for the feature, I’m excited to see how WhatsApp uses it. It should be a great thing for news and updates. Hopefully it is not the gateway to plenty of advertising in Messenger.