Explained: What’s App New Privacy Policy!

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After what’s app’s new privacy policy people start shifting to telegram or signal, other social apps. People start thinking that their data is no longer safe on what’s app.
Will Cathcart who is the head of What’s App, has cleared the doubts of people about the new privacy policy. And will give the answers to all questions they have related to the new policy.

How What’s App Use Your Information

The app uses the information they have to operate and provide Services, including providing customer support; completing purchases or transactions; improving, fixing, and customizing Services; and connecting their Services with Facebook Company Products that you may use. The app also uses the information to understand how people use their Services; evaluate and improve Services; research, develop, and test new services and features; and conduct troubleshooting activities. They also use your information to respond to you when you contact them.

No Third-Party Banner Ads:- They still do not allow third-party banner ads on their Services. They have no intention to introduce them for now, but if they ever do, they will update this Privacy Policy.

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What happens when your message is undelivered?

If a message cannot be delivered immediately (for example, if the recipient is offline), the app keeps it in encrypted form in their servers for up to 30 days as they try to deliver it. If a message is still undelivered after 30 days, They delete it.

Do you have to accept the privacy policy?

Yes, this is standard practice for most software. If you don’t want to, you can delete your account and switch to another service.
A lot of people seem to be switching to (Signal) from WhatsApp.
The signal is another messaging app, free and end-to-end encrypted, and which has gained a popularity push in light of the new WhatsApp policy. WhatsApp uses Signal’s protocol for its encryption. But Signal is not owned by any corporation and is run by a nonprofit.

What does the policy say about data shared with businesses?

Businesses On WhatsApp. We offer specific services to businesses such as providing them with metrics regarding their use of our services. The new policy explains how businesses get data when a user interacts with them on the platform: content shared with a business on WhatsApp will be visible to “several people in that business”. This is important because WhatsApp now has over 50 million business accounts. For WhatsApp, this is a potential monetization model.

The policy says that some “businesses might be working with third-party service providers (which may include Facebook) to help manage their communications with their customers”. To understand how the business is handling the information you share with them, WhatsApp recommends that users read the “business’ privacy policy or contact the business directly”.

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