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WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy: What the Heck Happens Next?

One of the most popular messaging platforms today, WhatsApp has announced its newest update to its privacy policy. While some users are not pleased with the change, this article breaks down what is happening with the policy and what it might mean for users.

The New Privacy Policy of WhatsApp

After months of negotiations, WhatsApp agreed on a new privacy policy with the European Union. The new policy will allow WhatsApp users to opt-in or opt-out of sharing their data with Facebook. Now, this new service will be implemented in the coming weeks. With this change, people are questioning what would happen if they decide to not use any of the services offered by Facebook.

What will happen with your data under the new policy?

WhatsApp announced on May 16, 2018, some major changes to their privacy policy. The company will now collect and share data with Facebook. For some users, this means they will no longer be able to use the app on devices where the operating system blocks any Facebook activity. Others may find that WhatsApp won’t show up on their device at all after the update is released. If you don’t want to lose your account and all its data, then it’s recommended that you delete your account and start over from scratch.

How to get around the new privacy policy for WhatsApp

There are a few ways to get around the new privacy policy for WhatsApp. One of them is to switch back to the old version of the app. Another option is to use a different messaging service that doesn’t have this new privacy policy.

The new Privacy Policy starts with a warning that your personal information may be collected when using WhatsApp. This warning is followed by information about how this information will be used to provide you with better services, create content for you, improve your experience on the app, and so much more. There are also disclaimers about your right to withdraw consent at any point in time or find out more about what data is being collected by WhatsApp in the future.

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