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WhatsApp privacy policy will be sharing our data to Facebook!

WhatsApp sharing data with Facebook

WhatsApp privacy policy and what does it say? The new WhatsApp’s privacy policy allows users to share data with Facebook and this option is inevitable.

WhatsApp update in July 2020, provided the users with an option to avoid sharing information with Facebook but the new privacy policy of WhatsApp comes with no such option.

WhatsApp has given its users time till February 8, 2021, to accept the terms and policies if the users want to continue using the said platform. If failed to accept the terms and policies within the given time period, the users can delete their accounts.

“By tapping AGREE, you accept the new terms and privacy policy, which take effect on February 8, 2021. After this date, you’ll need to accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp. You can also visit the Help Center if you would prefer to delete your account and would like more information.”

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy
WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

The updated policy gives a detailed briefing as to how the user data is being shared with Facebook. Facebook will receive the user data such as phone number and account registration information, IP address, transaction data, and information of the mobile device.

The Facebook companies that will receive the said user data includes, Facebook Payments, Facebook Technologies, WhatsApp and to improve their “services, such as to provide technical infrastructure, delivery, and other systems; market our Services; conduct surveys and research for us; protect the safety, security, and integrity of users and others; and assist with customer service.”

The users who fail to accept the terms and conditions will have to delete their accounts and WhatsApp will remove all the information once the account is deleted, “Please remember that when you delete your account, it does not affect your information related to the groups you created or the information other users have relating to you, such as their copy of the messages you sent them.”

Misty Jiji

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