This change in the conditions of use of the WhatsApp application is a further step towards integrating the latter into the Facebook instant messaging network. The purpose of this union is to improve the infrastructure and the delivery system of WhatsApp.
Facebook has also made it clear that thanks to these new updates, the instant messaging network will be able to understand how members use the services offered by the application. This new decision is a way for WhatsApp to leave free choice to its users to accept or not the rules of use.
Indeed, WhatsApp has claimed that accounts that do not accept the new terms of service will not be deleted. On a more practical level, instant messaging users will be able in the days to come to listen to their voicemail messages before sending them.
An option that seems minimal, but which was widely expected by users of the platform. Other expected options: the ability to react to messages or delete them after 3 months. For a few days now, users have been able to send ephemeral messages and photos.