With this update, many people became upset after reading up on the newest information on the update.
The biggest issue with the update is where they talk about partnering up with Facebook in order to offer integrations across the ‘Facebook Company products.’
The fear is that the app will begin sharing all user data with Facebook, especially when WhatsApp was initially meant to focus on privacy.
Since the backlash, Facebook executives have posted tweets trying to explain that things aren’t as bad as people are expecting. They explain that any info that your WhatsApp has will not be shared with Facebook.
Also, WhatsApp published a new blog post, underlining the idea that private messaging data won’t be shared with Facebook.
As explained by WhatsApp:
“This update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook: Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends, family, and co-workers on WhatsApp.”
Source – Social Media Today