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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 already shares “certain categories of information” with Facebook, but now almost everything.
This is the false choice we face to access the online world. Either I accept #WhatsApp’s new ToS - or delete my account, where all my friends and family are, and I’ve relied on since before it was bought out by Facebook.— Joe Westby (@JoeWestby) January 7, 2021
We are trapped in a corporate surveillance machine. pic.twitter.com/sdvXqVP4k6
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 reminder that WhatsApp wants lots more information on you, including access to your “Finance” behaviour (left). Facebook wants *everything* including information on your Health, Purchases, and even “Sensitive” information (right). pic.twitter.com/RFWrVZtQKU— Mike Butcher (@mikebutcher) January 7, 2021
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?
Let us know in the comment section below.