The company confirms that once users begin seeing a persistent reminder, the WhatsApp app will switch to a limited functionality mode. What does that mean now?
In the limited functionality mode, users will not be able to access their chat list. WhatsApp says that if they receive a chat, they will be able to open it through their notifications and also respond to them. In this mode, users will also be able to respond to incoming audio and video calls. Not sure if WhatsApp will allow these users to make calls to send messages.
The messaging platform further states that a few weeks later, these users will stop receiving all calls and messages. This clearly means that, anyone who fails to accept the new terms and services will eventually lose access most of the key functionalities. In other words, WhatsApp will become as useless as policy.
So, the only option WhatsApp users eventually have, is to accept the terms or switch to an alternative app such as say, Signal or Telegram.