Young Journalists ClubKashmiris on Wednesday began disappearing en masse from WhatsApp groups to which they belonged, a lot of people have noticed and tweeted.
"To maintain security and limit data retention, WhatsApp accounts generally expire after 120 days of inactivity," the spokesperson wrote.
"When that happens, those accounts automatically exit their WhatsApp groups. People will need to be re-added to groups upon regaining access to the Internet and joining WhatsApp again."
Facebook has not yet responded to questions about how many Kashmiris were affected.
Therefore, the Kashmiris who are losing their WhatsApp accounts and being removed from their groups do not do so on their own and may not even know that anything has changed.