The messaging platform told TechCrunch in an email statement that the platform will “slowly ask” users to accept the new terms of service “in order to have full functionality of WhatsApp” from May 15. It confirmed that users who do not comply with the new policies, “for a short time, these users will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will not be able to read or send messages from the app.”
This clearly hints that the messaging platform will stop working for users in India who don’t accept the Terms and services by May 15. As WhatsApp mentioned, users will be able to receive calls and notifications post May 15 but for a short period of time. So, after the short period timeframe ends, WhatsApp will stop working for users to don’t comply with new policies.
The messaging platform recently assured the Indian government that they take user security and privacy very seriously and don’t compromise on these bits. The company also mentioned that all messages on the platform are end-to-end encrypted, which means no one including WhatsApp can read them.