The in-app notification from the Facebook-owned platform, sent both to the Android and iOS users, mentions key updates, such as how the company processes user data, how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats and how the company partners with Facebook to offer integrations across the Facebook Company Product.
Basically, WhatsApp has left the users with no choice.
You can’t stop WhatsApp sharing info with Facebook
One of the major changes envisaged relates to its data collection. “When a user forwards media within a message, we store that media temporarily in encrypted form on our servers to aid in more efficient delivery of additional forwards,” WhatsApp said on its site.
WhatsApp currently shares certain categories of information with Facebook 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, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products,” says WhatsApp.
WhatsApp said it collects user information to be able to provide services and customize the experience for the user. Among the information that you share with WhatsApp are your mobile phone number and your profile name to create and run a WhatsApp account.