WhatsApp Latest Agreement: What You Need to Know
What’s New in WhatsApp’s Latest Agreement?
The most significant change in WhatsApp’s latest agreement is how the app will share your data with Facebook. Previously, WhatsApp had promised that it would not share users’ data with its parent company. However, the new agreement states that some data will be shared with Facebook and other Facebook-owned companies for various purposes.
According to WhatsApp, the data shared with Facebook will include your phone number, account information, and transaction data (if you use WhatsApp to make payments). This data will be used to provide personalized content, improve Facebook products and services, and show you relevant ads on Facebook and Instagram. WhatsApp also says that your chats and calls will remain private and end-to-end encrypted, meaning that they cannot be accessed by WhatsApp or Facebook.
What Should You Do?
To opt-out of data sharing with Facebook, you’ll need to do so within 30 days of accepting the new agreement. You can do this by going to WhatsApp’s settings, then tapping Account > Share my account info. From there, you can toggle off the switch next to “Share my account info.”
If you choose to switch to a different messaging app, there are plenty of alternatives out there, such as Signal, Telegram, and iMessage. However, keep in mind that no messaging app is 100% secure or private. It’s important to read and understand the privacy policies of any app you use, and to use good security practices, such as using strong passwords and enabling two-factor authentication.
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