WhatsApp Working on Yearly Terms of Service – Reminder Feature and Disabled Quick Replies for Non-Business Users
Quick Replies is still available on the desktop app for WhatsApp Business subscribers.
WhatsApp is Working on New Features
According to reports, WhatsApp is working on a new annual reminder for the app’s Terms of Service. According to WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging platform is working on an entry in the app’s settings menu.
WhatsApp hasn’t revealed any specifics or intentions for a reminder feature in the app. Meanwhile, in the latest WhatsApp Desktop Beta version, the service has started to withdraw Quick Replies access for regular accounts, after it was previously added for users without WhatsApp Business accounts.
According to WABetaInfo, a features tracker for WhatsApp, the messaging service is working on a new ‘Yearly reminder of our Terms of Service’ option in the help menu on WhatsApp settings.
A green dot appears in the Help section of the app’s settings in the current beta version of WhatsApp for Android (version 126.96.36.199), likely to bring users’ attention to the yearly reminder for the Terms of Service.
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Disabled Quick Replies for Non-Business Users
The yearly reminder will be available to all users in India, according to the Information Technology Rules 2022, a WhatsApp spokeswoman confirmed to Gadgets 360. “The Terms of Service on WhatsApp are being reminded once a year.
The Terms of Service have remained unchanged. The Terms of Service describe what is permissible and WhatsApp’s response to abuse to keep you safe while using the service “The rollout began on March 14, according to a spokeswoman.
According to another claim from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now rolling back a move that allowed normal WhatsApp accounts to use the Quick Reply feature. For WhatsApp Business accounts, Quick Replies allows users to “store” specific replies and respond to users on WhatsApp Desktop using keyboard shortcuts.
However, in a recent version of WhatsApp Desktop, some users with regular WhatsApp accounts were able to access the feature, and the service has since blocked Quick Replies for regular accounts on the latest WhatsApp Desktop beta version.