Will WhatsApp share your messages with Facebook?
What data will WhatsApp share with Facebook?
Data exchange with its parent company is already an ongoing process. Only the European Union people are exempted from this list as they are free to opt-out from this while the whole other doesn’t have the choice regarding the same.
WhatsApp is currently sharing the following information with Facebook and its other companies. They are service-related information, account registration information (phone number), transaction data (WhatsApp now has payments in India), IP address, mobile device information, and information on how you interact with others (including businesses).
WhatsApp is also collecting more information like driver and device hardware details now.
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Why does this data exchange with the Facebook matter?
All the policies laid by WhatsApp states all the reasons for data sharing on Facebook. The company feels to ensure better security at every level for their user and pushing back spam into the trash can, and improving the overall user experience. All the stated policy is present since the beginning when Facebook took over WhatsApp.
CEO Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in the year 2019, shared his vision about cross-platform messaging. All the platforms owned by Facebook – Instagram, WhatsApp & Facebook should be connected to one messaging platform. Mark calls it “interoperability. This explains evidently why Mark and the whole team of Facebook are rushing for the new update in WhatsApp..”
Talking about Instagram & Facebook, they are integrated and collaborated for a time now. Their messaging platforms are collaborated and merged to become one, and that’s how Mark wants to develop and enhance WhatsApp. The idea for rooms is already created but to upscale the feature. This integration has its importance.
Does it mean WhatsApp will use your data for ads?
WhatsApp currently does not run any ads. The further speculations about the plans also state the same. Suppose you guys are worried about your privacy being infringed or breached. Or if you are concerned about your message being taken into use for improvement in ads, it won’t happen. All the messages shared on WhatsApp are encrypted and cannot be used by third-party companies.
But the new and improved data sharing policy will improve the ad surfing ad viewing experience across other Facebook platforms.
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What does the policy say about data shared with businesses?
Businesses are using WhatsApp as a platform for their promotions and updates regarding all the interactional activities. This is how the next update of WhatsApp will work. Once you start interacting with a business account, the servers will soak in essential data and customer behaviors towards a business.
The company’s contents and data on WhatsApp will be available and visible to several people in that business. WhatsApp considers this database to be a potential earning and monetizing model as WhatsApp has crossed 50 million business accounts.