For starters, WhatsApp remains end-to-end encrypted, which means your messages are safe. WhatsApp is bringing in three updates — how the app processes your data; how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats, and there will be more integration of Facebook’s other products with WhatsApp.
What data will WhatsApp ‘collect’
What information will be shared with Facebook
Facebook Companies. includes your account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, service-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) when using our
Services, mobile device information, your IP address, and may include other information identified in the
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What data will WhatsApp store and where
Deleting your WhatsApp account won’t ‘secure’ your data
If you delete your WhatsApp account directly from the app, it won’t mean that your data has also been deleted. “When you delete your account, it does not affect your information related to the groups you created or the information other users have relating to you, such as their copy of the messages you sent them,” states the policy. You will have to dig deeper to wipe off your data from WhatsApp if you want to delete your account.
Be careful while interacting with Businesses on WhatsApp
Other important stuff to know
You have time till February 8 to accept WhatsApp new terms and conditions. A pop-up up will appear on your smartphone to inform about the changes. If you don’t accept the changes, then your account will be deleted but your data won’t be.