WHAT THE POLICY IS ALL ABOUT?
The new policy talks about WhatsApp service and how the foster child of Facebook shares data with it. It included the perk offered to WhatsApp business accounts who can now use Facebook to store and manage their WhatsApp chat. Above all, how Facebook’s foster child helps it in integrations across various Facebook profiles.
The new policy update has undergone sensationalism since the time it has sprouted. By talking about data sharing with Facebook but without giving the details users need, has also given rise to a lot of false information.
Quest. Is WhatsApp leaking your beloved invaluable chats including the treasure of photos, videos, voice messages to somebody? Or worse – misusing it?
Ans. Naah! Well, WhatsApp is least interested in doing that. Going by logic, each and every chat on WhatsApp Messenger is end-to-end encrypted. Therefore, the information stays among the people who are communicating and no third party application can access it.
Ques. Is WhatsApp tracking me and all my contacts?
Ans. WhatsApp right now:
Ques. Will WhatsApp be showing ads in its next update?
Ans. Not for now. WhatsApp hasn’t given any official statement. Also, since its adoption by Facebook, it hasn’t shown any despite the exchange of metadata. Hence, as of now, the stars seem aligned that the advertisement business won’t be taken up by WhatsApp in the near future.
Ques. What is Metadata? Should you be worried if WhatsApp is sharing this data?
Ans. Messaging Metadata consists of information that WhatsApp processes to convey your messages or calls and it includes information such as your user ID and the time you send a message.
A point to be noted here is that this collecting and sharing of metadata in exchange for free services is happening on web browsers like Google Chrome and other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
To know more about Metadata, read this.
Telegram is a case in point. Having a user base of 400 million, it allows users to download movies, e-Newspapers, magazine editions, and whatnot. In addition, with exclusive features, the application does seem promising.
While things are still uncertain, WhatsApp Messenger with its userbase of 2 billion still rules the roost given its features.
WhatsApp right now: