Here’s What You Need To Know About WhatsApp’s New Policy Update

WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy has changed after the new update and we can now see the updated terms and conditions. If you don't agree with their new policy, you will not be able to use the app anymore, so here’s what you are actually agreeing to: 

Integration with Facebook companies

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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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In the older versions of WhatsApp privacy policy, you can read: ‘Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA. Since we started WhatsApp, we’ve aspired to build our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind.’ However, the latest privacy policy no longer carries such assurance. But not to worry as WhatsApp still promises that your messages stay end-to-end encrypted. Meaning that the company can’t see your messages, or share it with anyone. 

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.

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