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What’s new in WhatsApp’s privacy policy update 2021? Is it concerned about the privacy of the users?

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We will explore why WhatsApp has rolled out payments in India and other countries. It is not shocking to discern this part of the WhatsApp privacy policy getting promoted further.

Before this week, WhatsApp initiated rolling out in-app warnings to Android and iOS users disclosing a Whatsapp privacy policy change in its Terms of Service and privacy policy. The notification notified users of an update in the manner user data is addressed by the platform, how businesses can utilize Facebook employed services to store and manage, and the company members with Facebook to propose integrations across the Facebook Company Product. Then, Whatsapp Privacy Policy update 2021 informed the entire users that they need to accept the new terms and policy till the 8th of February 2021 if they want to go on with using the application.

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy update 2021 speaks of that when users attain and accept “third-party benefits or other Facebook Company Products that are incorporated with our services, those third-party services may accumulate data about what you or others are communicating with them.”

WhatsApp Privacy Policy has updated its privacy strategy, and users have given a deadline until February 8 to adopt the new terms and conditions. The new Whatsapp Privacy Policy change asserts how user data is affected when there are dealings with a business on the platform and delivers more details on incorporation with Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company.

Does WhatsApp Privacy Policy update 2021 share your messages with Facebook?

Of course, not. The Whatsapp privacy policy does not change the strategy WhatsApp delights personal chats. WhatsApp continues end-to-end encrypted — no third party can look over them. In a declaration, WhatsApp stated: “The Whatsapp privacy policy update 2021 does not change WhatsApp’s information sharing processes with Facebook and does not affect the ways so many people convey their concerns privately with friends or family WhatsApp remains deeply dedicated to ensuring people’s privacy.”

What information does WhatsApp Privacy Policy update 2021 share with Facebook?

Data conversation with Facebook is in reality, already holding its place. While users in the European Union can select out of data-sharing with Facebook, the remaining part of the world does not have the same choice.

WhatsApp conveys the following information to Facebook and its different companies: 

  • account signup information (phone number),
  • transaction data (WhatsApp now has payment options in India),
  • service-related news, 
  • information on how you reach others (including businesses), mobile gadget data, and IP address. 

It is also accumulating more information at a device hardware-level now.

Why does this Whatsapp data sharing with Facebook matter?

The policy provides reasons for the data-exchange with Facebook: from confirming better security and disputing spam to enhance the user experience, which was there in the earlier Whatsapp privacy policy as well.

But the new WhatsApp privacy policy change is a further indication of WhatsApp’s deeper incorporation with the Facebook group of companies. CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019 discussed his cross-platform perception across Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — he named it “interoperability”.

Instagram’s Direct Messages and Facebook Messenger have already been incorporated. Facebook wishes to bring more services to WhatsApp and has developed a feature called Rooms. The integration has been holding its place for a while now.

Does it signify WhatsApp will utilize your data for ads?

WhatsApp Privacy Policy doesn’t exhibit ads like Google Search yet, and the documented proposals appear to have been postponed. If you are uncomfortable that personal messages will be utilized to target ads on WhatsApp, that won’t go on because they are end to end encrypted.

But the enhanced data exchange with Facebook will be utilized to promote ad experience across other outputs of the company.

Is WhatsApp storing messages?

Of course, Not, says WhatsApp. As per the statement of the Whatsapp privacy policy update 2021, once a message is sent, it is “deleted” from the corporation’s servers. WhatsApp stocks a message only when it “cannot be sent immediately” — the message can then remain on its servers “for up to 30 days” in an encrypted order as WhatsApp resumes to strive to send it again. If the message is unsent even after 30 days, the message then gets deleted.

What does the Whatsapp privacy policy update 2021 say about data exchanged with businesses?

The new Whatsapp privacy policy update 2021 illustrates how businesses obtain data when a user reaches with them on the platform: content exchanged with a business on WhatsApp will be noticeable to all the people who are incorporated with the business. This is noteworthy because WhatsApp currently has more than 50 million business accounts. For WhatsApp, this is a conceivable monetization model.

The Whatsapp Privacy policy update 2021 explains that some “businesses might be functioning with third-party service providers (which may incorporate Facebook) to work for managing their information with their customers”. If you want to know how the business is dealing with the information you exchange with them, WhatsApp suggests that users browse the “business’ privacy policy or reach the business directly”.

Before the Whatsapp Privacy Policy update 2021, there has been a lot of chitchat on the internet about WhatsApp exchange user data with other social media applications like Facebook. Most users on Twitter have been attracting one another into leaving WhatsApp and propelling a change to other encrypted messengers like Signal and Telegram. 

But there is nothing to worry about the user’s privacy with their information. WhatsApp Privacy Policy update 2021 asserts how user data is affected when there are dealings with a business on the platform and delivers more details on incorporation with Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company.

However, WhatsApp is very concerned about the user’s data exchange with any other platform. It has explained everything in the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. WhatsApp’s information sharing processes with Facebook and it also doesn’t affect the ways so many people convey their concerns privately with friends or family WhatsApp remains deeply dedicated to ensuring people’s privacy.

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