As Wall Street Journal notes, many users have agreed to the new updates without understanding what it truly implied. For others who are sceptical about the new update, particularly what kind of Data WhatsApp will share with Facebook, they have chosen to speak up online and even encourage others to switch to other messaging platforms. Numerous conversations have surfaced online including Facebook's lackluster treatment with people's privacy and data.
WhatsApp Gives More Time to Correct 'Misinformation' Among Users
In response to what WhatsApp is supposed to do with people's data, they said that they collect user information to share it with other Facebook companies. According to WhatsApp, information is shared "to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings."
WhatsApp Insists on Upholding Protection of People's Privacy
Despite the latest update, WhatsApp still insists that it uses end-to-end encryption, which means that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see people's private messages, call logs, contacts, and shared location.
A WhatsApp spokesperson said "The update does not change WhatsApp's data sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world. In addition, he said that the messaging app remains "deeply committed to protecting people's privacy."
WhatsApp has been making numerous attempts to explain their policy, including publishing details about it online. Whether WhatsApp will push through with this or not despite ongoing controversy is still for the Facebook-owned messaging app to assess.
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Written by Nikki D