What did the Spokesperson from WhatsApp say? And How is it going to affect your communication?
“As part of the Facebook family of companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, this family of companies. We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our services and their offerings. This helps improve infrastructure and delivery systems, secure systems and fight spam, abuse, or infringement activities.
While the move will help Facebook offer more targeted advertisements on its own platform, WhatsApp will continue to be ad-free,
However, it is important to note that WhatsApp messages will not be shared onto Facebook for others to see nor will it be shared with third parties. In fact, Facebook will not use user’s WhatsApp messages for any purpose other than to assist us in operating and providing our services. The communication on Whatsapp will continue to be encrypted end-to-end.”
How Facebook will use the information?
The information on Facebook may be used for things like making suggestions about friends, content or showing relevant offers and ads.