WhatsApp has undergone a major overhaul since January 5, which will block access to the application for non-participants.
The notification includes important updates such as increasing the company's authority over user data and allowing businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook's services. Facebook will be able to connect WhatsApp to its other services. WhatsApp will update the website and provide all the details regarding the change in the policy.
One of the most significant changes is that the company will be able to manage the details of subscribers. "When a user forwards a media file into a message, we will temporarily save the file to our server in an encrypted form to help make forwarding delivery more efficient," the company wrote.
The company has also updated the details of user connections. The company is also adding a separate section for transaction and payment data. WhatsApp also explains how it processes device, connection, and location information.
According to the company, we collect device and connection details when you install, access, or use our services, including the hardware model, operating system information, battery level, signal strength, app version, browser information. Collects mobile network connection information, language and time zone, IP address, device operating operations data.
The company also states that it collects the location of the device with your permission when you use our location-related features.