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WhatsApp's policy change update and its impact

As you may be receiving the latest WhatsApp's policy changing notification on your smartphone or smart devices, the policy would be effective from February 8, 2021, thus you need to 'Accept' its privacy policy update in case if you would like to continue to get its service fully., or WA app or its some of the features may not work in the near future.

Before that, some might be knowing it already, if not, you need to know that WhatsApp is under Facebook and WA would like to share its privacy info with its parental or family of companies (only maybe).

WhatsApp has at least informed you in advance about it to all as black and white. Do you think other known or unknown app has not taken your privacy data earlier? Do you think WA alternate would be better in real with regards to privacy matter? Don't think so?

This (WA) policy is little different for each countries or regions. For example, GDPR helps WA users in Europe compare to other Asian countries.

One of the concern for user is about end to end encryption on their activities.

Few expert says, "Photo, video, etc are also end to end encrypted unless that's your status, pfp, group pfp etc.".

What WhatsApp says on their latest policy?

WhatsApp must receive or collect some information to operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market its Services, including when you install, access, or use our Services. Without that they won't further run their service.

For example, you must provide your mobile phone number to create an account to use its Services.

The latest WA Privacy Policy applies to all of their Services unless specified otherwise.

We may update the above info in case if it is not matching with the latest privacy policy announcing or sending notification by WhatsApp to (y)our smartphone.

You need to read 'Automatically Collected Information' paragraph from the below link.

For more detail, you can read Whatspp privacy information from its official link at

What WhatsApp users can do for the latest privacy policy update?

Users can 'accept the WA terms' if they want to continue it.

Users can delete WA or ignore WA

Government can Ban WA

Bring GDPR type policy in local.

Users can use Telegram or Signal app instead.

Stay tuned for more update on this.