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WhatsApp Policy Change

WhatsApp recently a sudden change in its privacy policy and notifying users that this update will be forced from February 8, 2021. After the release of this notification, there is heat up across the Internet regarding privacy and people are suggesting the alternatives to WhatsApp. But, WhatsApp has now issued a clarification that your privacy won't be affected if you don't use its two optional features. So, better stay away from these if you love your privacy. Lets' check those OPTIONAL FEATURES.

In its FAQ section, WhatsApp has said that the new privacy policy does not affect the privacy of your messages with your friends and family. According to the company, the update will only affect the messages sent to business accounts on WhatsApp, which it adds is an optional feature.

Why you should not fear from Policy Change in WhatsApp?

  1. WhatsApp and Facebook won't be seeing your private messages: As we know and it is also clear from WhatsApp that, it uses END-to-END encryption for personal messages to all users and neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends and family. Moreover, the company added that it doesn't take a log of your messages as it would be a privacy and security risk.
  2. WhatsApp has added that they won't be sharing your contacts with any third-party service, including other Facebook Apps.

WhatsApp has said that it will share data related to business apps. They will be providing flags for those who will be using Facebook hosting for better communication with their customers.

In short, this sudden change in policy is meant for Business profiles. They will be given data of their interacting customers for better sales and services.

Apart from this, Facebook will soon allow you to message businesses using WhatsApp using a button on its platform. When you message a business on WhatsApp, Facebook will be able to use this to data to show your similar ads on its platform.