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Millions of WhatsApp users will lose it … unless !!

While the “WhatsApp” application is considered one of the most popular applications around the world,

with more than two billion active users, some users may lose their accounts unless they agree to share specific data with “Facebook” ..

WhatsApp announced that it is making changes to its privacy policy, effective February 8, making it mandatory for users in all countries outside Europe and the United Kingdom to share their data with the parent company, Facebook, as the change will affect the way WhatsApp handles August data, and it will be applied regardless of whether its users have a Facebook account or not.

The privacy policy states the following: “As part of the Facebook companies, WhatsApp receives information from other Facebook companies and shares it with them. We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them to help operate, provide, provide and improve our services and offerings. Understanding, allocating, supporting and marketing them, including Facebook products.

WhatsApp confirmed that application users in the United Kingdom and Europe will not share their data with Facebook.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said: “There are no changes to WhatsApp data sharing practices in the European region (including the United Kingdom) arising from the updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. To avoid any doubt, it remains the case that” WhatsApp “does not share user data for the European region with” Facebook “, for the purpose of using the social site this data to improve its products or ads.

While WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, it is important to note that the application is encrypted by default, which means that Facebook will not be able to see the contents of your messages, however, it will be able to see who you message, in addition to the number of times you do So ..

And if you use WhatsApp, you should have received a notification this week explaining the changes.

Arwa

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