How Would it Work?
It is said that through this modification, WhatsApp chats will be saved by utilizing the advanced resources of Facebook. The Companies will be enabled to have access to WhatsApp chats.
WhatsApp under fire:
The company announced a change in its terms and conditions sent shockwaves among the users. They have questioned the logic behind data sharing with Facebook and are encouraging to install the substitute.
However, the Head of WhatsApp at Facebook assured users across the world that the new terms and service of the messaging service brings transparency. He declared that;
It is stated by the company that the app does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family.
The company shared a detailed link of WhatsApp’s FAQ section answering the common questions of the users.
On the other hand, WhatsApp assured that conversations of the users would be between their friends, family, and co-workers on WhatsApp.
It has quantified that the company won’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook.
The Facebook owned company assured that it will never weaken end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp explained to its users that it does not keep “logs” of the messages and calls.
It said that the traditional mobile carriers store such information but the app does not because it would be a “privacy and security risk” in keeping record of two billion users.
WhatsApp has stated that it cannot see their user location and neither can its parent company Facebook.
However, if the user shares a location with someone on WhatsApp, it is protected by end-to-end encryption, and no one can see except the people it shares.
Groups chats are private:
WhatsApp won’t share this data with Facebook for ads purposes. These private chats are end-to-end encrypted so the company cannot share their content.
For additional privacy the users can set their messages to disappear.
As well as the users can also download their data and see what information the company has of their account.
The company has stated that millions of users rely on WhatsApp businesses for all sizes”, in addition it wants to make it easier and better for users to message with businesses.
As well as the company declared that it is providing Facebook hosting services as some large businesses “need” to use the option to “manage their communication”.
Moreover, to make sure that you are well-versed, clearly label conversations with businesses that are choosing to use hosting services from Facebook.
Furthermore, Facebook will display branded commerce features like Shops, some businesses their goods right within WhatsApp.
Additionally, the users may be able to see an ad on Facebook with a button to message a business using WhatsApp.
However, Facebook may use the way users interrelate with these ads to personalize the ads on Facebook.