WhatsApp to share more data with Facebook and there’s nothing you can do about it
The main changes appear to be on the business end of things. With WhatsApp being a major communication platform for businesses, Facebook wants to know what business you are interacting with, presumably to help with more targeted marketing. This information can even be shared with other businesses.
Facebook will now be offering the option for businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook’s infrastructure. You have the option to block out businesses if you do not want to submit more data to Facebook than you already are. As it stands, WhatsApp collects quite a bit of your data, including your phone number, your contacts, status messages including your last online time, location as well as diagnostic data.
Pokdepinion: I wonder whether will I be getting better ads targeted at my interests after this…