Pros and cons of Facebook’s owned WhatsApp new privacy policy

WhatsApp has revised its privacy policies, and consumers have until 8 February to acknowledge the latest terms and conditions. The updated policy points out how consumer data is influenced when contact with a business on the site takes place and gives additional information on collaboration with Facebook, the WhatsApp parent company.

Is WhatsApp going to post your texts on Facebook?

No, no. The privacy policy does not alter the way WhatsApp conducts personal conversations. WhatsApp stays encrypted—no third party will read it.

What data does WhatsApp share with Facebook?
In reality, the sharing of data with Facebook is already taking place. Although users in the European Union will opt-out of sharing data with Facebook, the rest of the world may not have the same option.

Why does it matter to Facebook to share this data?

The policy provides arguments for the exchange of data with Facebook: from providing improved protection to countering spam to optimizing user experience, which was already the case with the previous policy.

But the latest strategy is yet another indication of WhatsApp’s greater penetration into the Facebook network of firms. In 2019, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about his cross-platform vision through Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp—which he called “interoperability.”

Instagram Direct Messaging and Facebook Chat have also been incorporated. Facebook aims to offer more utilities to WhatsApp and add a feature called Rooms. Integration has been going on for a while now.

Does that mean WhatsApp will use your ad data?

WhatsApp does not include screen advertisements yet and reported plans to seem to have been shelved. If you’re concerned that personal messages would be used to target advertisements on WhatsApp, it won’t happen because they’re protected.

However, expanded data sharing with Facebook can enhance the advertising experience through the company’s other goods.

Is there an app that saves messages?

No, he tells WhatsApp. According to the privacy policy, if a message is sent, it is “delete” from the organization’s servers. WhatsApp saves a message only when it “cannot be delivered immediately”—the message will then remain on its servers “for up to 30 days” in the encrypted mode as WhatsApp tries to deliver it. If it is not sent even after 30 days, the message will be deleted.

What does the legislation mean about mutual organizational data?

The new regulation outlines how companies get data when they communicate with them on the platform: information exchanged with an organization on WhatsApp would be available to “several people in that business.” This is significant because WhatsApp now has more than 50 million company accounts. This is a possible monetization model for WhatsApp.

Do you need to approve the privacy policy?

Yeah, this is the standard procedure in most apps. You can uninstall your account and turn to another provider if you don’t want to.

A lot of people appear to be going from WhatsApp to Signal.