This news has caused a lot of concern amongst the users. People have started to delete WhatsApp accounts and look for an alternative. Besides, data sharing with Facebook has caused a major disappointment.
The company claims it is a way to improve the service and integrate the activities. However, WhatsApp’s data sharing on Facebook seems quite risky and doubtful. But what exactly is this data sharing? Will WhatsApp share my messages on Facebook?
The basic information that WhatsApp will share with Facebook includes your mobile number, account name, profile photo, status, and about section. As far as the chats are concerned, the company officially announced that your messages are encrypted.
Facebook and its third-party apps will use your data. They will then suggest and customize a few features on your account. On the other hand, the company will help you during purchases and transactions on the WhatsApp business account.
Additionally, you’ll also see some relevant Ads and offers as per your recent searches on the internet. You will not see Ads on WhatsApp but on the other products of the company. Some of the products include Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Oculus, etc.
Due to network issues, if the message is not delivered, then WhatsApp stores it for up to 30 days in an encrypted form. After 30 days, the undelivered message is automatically deleted from the server. This is a big relief for the billions of WhatsApp users.
Talking about WhatsApp Pay, the company does not save any payment information on the server. Moreover, the shipping information, payment method, account details, as well as transaction amount is not shared with any third-party product.