Alarming New Whatsapp's Privacy Policy Update

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"Respect for your privacy
is coded into our DNA"

This was a part of Whatsapp Privacy Policy but not anymore.

With the new update effective February 8, 2021, Whatsapp will share almost all of their data with Facebook.

The new update makes it mandatory for the users to accept the terms and conditions in order to retain their WhatsApp account information.

WhatsApp users are receiving an in-app notice regarding the service’s new terms and privacy policy. The notice, as you can see in the attached screenshot, talks about three key updates that affect how WhatsApp processes your data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats, and how WhatsApp will soon partner with Facebook to offer deeper integrations across all of the latter’s products. 

WhatsApp already shares “certain categories of information” with Facebook, but now almost everything.

WhatsApp’s privacy policy clearly states that your phone number, IP address, the mobile device information will be shared with Facebook.

The information we share with the other Facebook Companies includes your account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, service-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) when using our Services, mobile device information, your IP address, and may include other information identified in the Privacy Policy section entitled ‘Information We Collect’ or obtained upon notice to you or based on your consent.

– notes the privacy policy

The hashtag #Whatsapp viral as many users find it upsetting.

Telegram vs Whatsapp

Many users are comparing Whatsapp’s and Telegram’s Privacy Policies. Users find Telegram more secure and that they respect User’s Privacy.

A significant amount of users have already shifted and deleted Whatsapp.

But does deleting your Whatsapp account delete your data?

Don’t Think So. If you delete your WhatsApp account directly from the app, it won’t mean that your data has also been deleted.

“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,”

– states the policy.

You will have to work harder in order to delete your identity from WhatsApp or Is it Impossible to do so?

Will you move to Telegram and delete Whatsapp or will stick to Whatsapp after the new privacy policy?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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