- What personal data is collected by WhatsApp
- What data is shared with the Facebook
- What data is shared with business accounts on WhatsApp
What data does WhatsApp collect?
Basically, WhatsApp still can’t read your chats because it’s an end to end encrypted but here’s everything else it knows. So WhatsApp knows what phone you’re using basically your phone model, the network you’re using, your operating system, your battery status, signal strength, your time zone, your IP address, along with all the other WhatsApp details like your WhatsApp usage, which basically means how you’re using the app when you’re last online, etc.
Whatsapp also has access to your payment details, your transactions thanks to WhatsApp pay, status updates, group details like group names, profile picture, description, your profile picture, about info, and the last time you updated yours about info. So that’s all the data WhatsApp has about you and your phone. Now coming to the important question:
What data is shared with Facebook?
So basically Facebook now has complete access to all of your WhatsApp data, and unlike in the past when you had an option to not share your data with Facebook, there’s no such option now. So coming to the last question:
What data is shared when you interact with the business account on WhatsApp?
When you’re managing a business account on WhatsApp you have to keep in mind that your data might be available to several people in that business. and if the business is working with other third-party and your data isn’t really as secure or personal.
Previously, when you delete your WhatsApp account using the delete option in the WhatsApp app, not all of your data gets deleted, but now most of your data will be deleted but your data related to the groups you created or the data other users have of you like your messages sent to them will not be deleted.
Whatsapp is no longer seems to be a privacy-focused messaging app. Also, it’s clear that all of your WhatsApp data will be used by Facebook from February 8th whether you like it or not. Kindly share this information with your friends and family and do like our Facebook page for new articles.