WhatsApp makes data-sharing with Facebook mandatory
An option to ignore the changes or don't agree with them is not provided. In fact, users who don't want to agree to the new terms have only one option, and that is to stop using WhatsApp altogether as the changes are mandatory.
The key information listed in the notification sound harmless enough:
- Information about WhatsApp's service and how the company processes the data.
- Information on how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their Whatsapp chats.
- Information on how WhatsApp partners with Facebook to offer integrations across Facebook company products.
The notification that I received did not include the third option, but others have received it, e.g. as seen on XDA Developers.
WhatsApp does not reveal which information it shares with other Facebook companies or third-parties.
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