“How businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats and How we( WhatsApp) partners with Facebook to offer integrations across the Facebook Company Products,” the notification read.
WhatsApp elaborated on its website how the new policy will change how the app collects data. Users will be required to provide additional information if they want to use a particular service. They will be notified when such information is collected but if they do not consent to provide WhatsApp with the information needed to access a service they will not be allowed to access it.
“Our Services have optional features which, if used by you, require us to collect additional information to provide such features. You will be notified of such a collection, as appropriate. If you choose not to provide the information needed to use a feature, you will be unable to use the feature,” the Facebook-owned messaging app published on its website.
“For example, you cannot share your location with your contacts if you do not permit us to collect your location data from your device. Permissions can be managed through your Settings menu on both Android and iOS devices,” it added.