WhatsApp will now share user information with Facebook!
The information being collected by WhatsApp which will be shared with Facebook includes location data, IP addresses, phone model, Operating System, battery level, signal strength, browser, mobile network, ISP, language, time zone, and even IMEI, as per GSM Arena report.
The report also added that information about the user messaging, calling, what groups they are attending, Status, profile photo, will also be shared.
However, WhatsApp’s decision to share its data with parent company Facebook is not received well by the social media users:
Now that #WhatsApp have updated their terms, forcing users to share their data with #Facebook, here's our suggested update to that notification you see at the top of your chats.#WhatsappNewPolicy #WhatsappPrivacy pic.twitter.com/FjxFGBm6Q8— Privacy International (@privacyint) January 7, 2021
Useless #WhatsappNewPolicy— 𝙊𝙇𝙄𝙑𝙀𝙍 𝘥e 𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙍𝙇𝙀𝐗 ⬤ (@de_charlex) January 7, 2021
Telegram will be my New Whatsapp. Okay 👌 pic.twitter.com/NpQ3exbcbQ
whatsapp has updated and its no more secure because its sharing our information with Facebook. It’s time to shift on another app for privacy of our data and many if us already have accepted update without reading.#WhatsappPrivacy #WhatsappNewPolicy pic.twitter.com/EZmoicXFdP— Our Rights (@OurRights786) January 8, 2021