WhatsApp’s new policy has raised a lot of eyebrows, made the world ponder how much of information WhatsApp has shared, if there is actually something called ‘Privacy’, and some people ran to other social media platforms such as Signal and Telegram.
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According to Techradar, the policy alert mentions key updates, such as how the company processes user data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats and how the company partners with Facebook to offer integrations across its products.
One of the major changes included relates to its data collection, and it means the users may be sharing your data with Facebook.
What WhatsApp Has To Say About The New Policy
WhatsApp on its site said that “When a user forwards media within a message, we store that media temporarily in encrypted form on our servers to aid in more efficient delivery of additional forwards,”.
“We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products,” says WhatsApp.
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WhatsApp said it collects user information to be able to provide services and customize the experience for the user.
The information users share with WhatsApp that could now be shared are your phone number, app logs, status messages, your profile name, your profile picture and your IP address.
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What do you think about WhatsApp’s new policy? Are you cool with it? Would you move to another social media platform to avoid agreeing to the new policy? What do you think WhatsApp should do?
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