The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger has updated the terms of service and the policy for processing user data; and also began to warn users about upcoming changes.
Users are also warned that they must agree to the new terms in order to continue using the messenger. The new terms and conditions and policies are effective from 8 February 2021. From this date, in order to use WhatsApp, you must express your consent by clicking on the corresponding button.
WhatsApp reports the following regarding the major changes:
- Better Communication With Businesses. Many businesses rely on WhatsApp to communicate with their customers and clients. We work with businesses that use Facebook or third parties to help store and better manage their communications with you on WhatsApp.
- Making It Easier To Connect. As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp partners with Facebook to offer experiences and integrations across Facebook’s family of apps and products.
What information does WhatsApp share with the Facebook Companies?