Instant messaging app WhatsApp said on Saturday that its new update will not change the policies for sharing data with Facebook.
What is the new policy of WhatsApp
Increase in download of rival apps like Signal and TelegramThis triggered a debate over WhatsApp sharing the information of users with Facebook on the Internet. After this, the downloads of rival apps like Signal and Telegram are seen increasing.
WhatsApp head Will Cathart said – company policy transparent
WhatsApp head Will Cathcart shared his opinion about this, tweeting one after the other. He said that the company has updated its policy to be transparent and to provide information about alternative features of people-to-business.
We’ve updated our policy to be transparent and to better describe optional people-to-business features. We wrote about it in October – this includes commerce on WhatsApp and the ability for people to message a business. Pls see: https://t.co/wGJkVUhmhE
– Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) January 8, 2021
He said, “It is important for us to be clear that this update is for providing business related information. This is not going to affect our policy of sharing data with Facebook.