Integration with Facebook companies
According to the new policy, WhatsApp is permitted to send you marketing material about Facebook companies. WhatsApp will use your data collected from the app and other Facebook services for content suggestions, people recommendations, and ads. Facebook has already integrated Instagram and Messenger for cross-platform communication. Plus, with the new policy, WhatsApp can further provide “integrations which enable you to connect your WhatsApp experiences with other Facebook Company Products.”
What Information Is Collected And Why
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WhatsApp’s statement mentions that user information collected such as activity relating to how users use WhatsApp services, their services settings, and how users interact with others using WhatsApp services. The information is used for service-related, diagnostic, and performance analyses. This information will help inform the time, frequency, and duration of your activities, log files, and diagnostic, crash, website, and performance logs and reports.
WhatsApp Still Can’t See Your Messages
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It may be scary to accept new policies for a product. It is better that we find out and understand what the new policies are before we do something regrettable.