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In a recent post, WhatsApp confirmed that they will be updating its Privacy Terms and Policy which would be meaning that they will be sharing the contact numbers of its customers with Facebook for a better and reliable friend suggestions.

The company has updated their Legal Privacy Policy details on the website. Some of the Changes made to the Legal Policy are mentioned below.

  • New ways to use WhatsApp. We will explore ways for you and businesses to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may receive flight status information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you purchased, or a notification when a delivery will be made. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make.
  • The choices you have. If you are an existing user, you can choose not to have your WhatsApp account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences. Existing users who accept our updated Terms and Privacy Policy will have an additional 30 days to make this choice by going to Settings > Account.

With the updated Policy Terms the WhatsApp teams confirms to its customers that it will not be sharing any of its customers data to anyone nor can it actually read any of the chats due to the recent end to end encryption option updated to the Application some time ago.

So what do you think about the recent changes made by the WhatsApp team to its Privacy Policy to keep its customers data secure, let us know in the comments below.

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Akshay Waghray is a technology news reporter at Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows Phone. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years.