WhatsApp to start sharing your data with Facebook but your encrypted messages stay safe and private






WhatsApp to start sharing your data with Facebook but your encrypted messages stay safe and private
WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app has announced that it would share your data like phone number and online status with Facebook, the company that owns it. WhatsApp has modified its privacy policy to reflect the new changelog. This is sure to alert privacy advocates who might even be fuming to know the move by WhatsApp. However the company has stated that it would keep all messages private and hidden from itself, Facebook and third-party advisers and won't compromise on user privacy even one bit.

This data sharing implementation would not imply that the messaging service would offer ads on its platform yet. WhatsApp says it would be sharing data to test out new functionality and to enhance communication between businesses and individuals. This would allow the company to show users fine-tuned and targeted Facebook ads along with improved friend suggestions. 

The details that would be shared include phone number, profile name, photo, online status, status message, last seen status and read and sent receipts. In no way, would your message content be shared with anyone as we pointed above.

You can opt out of automatic data sharing by WhatsApp though and this should ease out the nerves if you have any. WhatsApp has employed end-to-end encryption of messages being transacted on its platform since some time and the company has clearly stated that your encrypted messages remain safe and private.


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