WhatsApp has shared data with Facebook since around 2016 but back then users could opt-out. Now things are changing again, as WhatsApp is making users either accept the update or stop using the app altogether.
The update changes how WhatsApp processes your data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage chats, and how Facebook apps will be integrated more deeply in the near future.
Users will need to accept these changes to continue using WhatsApp, until February 8. If you’re in Europe, you may be happy to know that the update doesn’t apply to you due to stricter privacy legislation.
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