WhatsApp shares info on updated privacy policy


Many of us don't pay attention to the privacy policy of the apps we use. That's why it's good to know when companies decide to update their policy, so we'll know whether they're doing something sneaky. This time around, WhatsApp revealed how its shares data with other Facebook-owned platforms.

Under WhatsApp's Privacy Policy page, the company briefly confirmed that it receives and shares information with other Facebook Companies. As a reminder, the companies under Facebook include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus VR, and more. In other words, data is being shared with a wide network of companies, some that the average Joe isn't even aware of.

So, what's being shared and why? The data shared will basically help users get a better user experience with the services and offerings of other platforms under Facebook. With the data from users, WhatsApp claims that it can personalise features and help you make purchases. In case you didn't know, this refers to the new shopping feature that was added in October 2020.

You probably noticed how Facebook platforms are mostly connected now. This means that your data could be shared to services that you don't even use, so don't be surprised if you get ads from those someday. What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.