In a statement issued to the online magazine The Verge, the spokesperson of WhatsApp said that the functionality of the social media application will not go down for those who have not yet accepted the new update, the decision was taken following a discussion with its authorities and privacy experts. And, this is something that the company will stick with.
WhatsApp also clarified on this officially on its support page saying; No one will delete their accounts or lose their functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update. Since majority of the users have accepted to the new policy, it will not go down hard on the remaining few who are yet to accept its new policy.
But as the deadline had crossed, users were told that the functionality of the app will soon be limited if users do not accept the new policy.