WhatsApp policy and privacy terms have changed. As of February 8th, if you want to keep using the app, you’ll need to share your data with Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s company that absorbed the messaging service back in 2014.
WhatsApp’s privacy conditions make the Facebook experience more clear.
The messaging app is now advising users on a new privacy condition related to sharing data with Mark Zuckerberg’s company, marking the 8th February in your calendar due from that date onward. Your account will be shared with Facebook.
“It is possible for us to share information about you with our family, our company, to facilitate, support and consolidate their activities, as well as to improve our services,” the messaging service explained on the website.
What information will I share with Facebook?
The information that WhatsApp references includes phone numbers, contact lists, basic profile information, or device location in case you want to share it with other users.
Payment information, status information, multimedia files and ‘cookies’ will be shared with Facebook to “operate and provide our services, improve your experience, understand how to use our services, and personalize”.
For all this information, third party information will be added, that is, “Information that others provide about you, service providers or user reports”
According to their statement, the intention of the new WhatsApp conditions is to improve infrastructure and delivery systems, as well as understand how to use their services, and to promote “safety, protection and integrity through their manufacturers.” Facebook “.
WhatsApp and Facebook share information since 2016.
Two years after its 2016 uptake, WhatsApp and Facebook began exchanging user data, although this was an option that could be unlinked from the service’s ‘Settings’.
In 2018, the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation modified the collection and exchange of information with the new regulations.
Now, anyone who wants to continue using WhatsApp must accept the final terms set out by the Facebook messaging service.