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All your messages and calls are end to end encrypted, neither Facebook nor WhatsApp can read them. WhatsApp doesn’t keep track of your message or call.
The rumour was in the air that Facebook could access your group chats for personalized advertisement. But WhatsApp has made it clear that all the data and messages of your group chats are also end-to-end-encrypted. Don’t worry about privacy.
Can Facebook access your WhatsApp Contacts and Location?
Are you wondering whether Facebook can see your location through WhatsApp for better marketing? According to WhatsApp, your shared live location is end-to-end encrypted like the messages. So the location is only visible to the receiver and sender.
WhatsApp only accesses the phone numbers from your address book to make the messaging easy and fast. But it doesn’t have all the contacts to Facebook. According to the company, Facebook won’t use your group chats for targeting ads. You can use the seven days disappear message settings for better privacy. This feature was introduced by WhatsApp last year.
Data Sharing Happens under the Business Account
The Facebook Shop feature is integrated with the WhatsApp Business application and not with a normal WhatsApp account. Facebook might use your shopping activity to provide you a personalized marketing experience.
Moreover, the feature is optional, which means you don’t have to share your details with Facebook while making a business account.
WhatsApp will only share your data with Facebook when choosing to interact with a shop via the WhatsApp business application. You can select the option of “not to use these features” to keep your business from storing chats, using users’ information for marketing, and sharing it with third parties, and more. Business chats are labeled; you need to protect your data from third parties.
Undoubtedly, WhatsApp has already become an integral part of our lives. Many users have started shifting from WhatsApp to other applications, and some choose to use WhatsApp which will help the WhatsApp business to grow more.