Among the changes included in this policy are those related to the collection of data from WhatsApp users and their treatment. Also, we have added the way businesses can use Facebook for their services and the management of their conversations in the app.
WhatsApp’s intention is, according to this message, to collect information to “operate, provide, enhance, understand, customize, support, and promote” its services.
Specifically, the new terms will allow WhatsApp to share additional information between WhatsApp and Facebook and other apps such as Instagram or Facebook Messenger, such as profile data or contacts, although the content of the messages will not be included, as they will remain encrypted.
Data related to the phone number created to open the WhatsApp account, user activity in the app and the connection they have, including the operating system, time zone, etc. will also be shared.
There is no other option but to accept WhatsApp’s conditions if you want to use the messaging app, since the only possibility the company offers is to access its help center to unsubscribe your account.