The revised privacy policies are mandatory to accept before February 8, 2021 if you wish to continue using your account. Users across India have already started receiving popups, asking them to accept the policy before the said date to continue using their account.
The new policy concerns with three things: App's services and how it can process your data; how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats; and how the app can partner with Facebook to offer integration across the Facebook company products.
The data that the company will share with other Facebook companies include: Your IP address, account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, services-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) while using the app, and mobile device information, (such as the battery level, signal strength).
The revised policy has irked the users worldwide and more and more people are beginning to switch to other messaging apps. In a tweet directed at WhatsApp, Tesla CEO suggested people to rather switch to 'Signal' -- a cross-platform encrypted messaging services.
#WhatsApp New Policy and #Signal trended on Twitter after the revised policy. Here are some reactions:
Posted By: Lakshay Raja