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If not done, then your WhatsApp account will be closed till 8 February


If not done, then your WhatsApp account will be closed till 8 February 1

new Delhi. Crores of Indian users have received a notification from WhatsApp asking them to accept changes in the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Failure to do so by 8 February will remove the user’s account. Not much details of the app notifications have been found, but upon clicking on the link, it has been reported that changes have been made to forward and process the information of WhatsApp users with the parent company Facebook.

What is an updated policy
The updated policy states that when you install or use our services, WhatsApp has to collect some information about operating, providing, improving, understanding, customizing, supporting and marketing our services. Businesses using our services and interacting with each other need to share their communication information with us.

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Privacy policy will be applicable from 8 February
These new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of WhatsApp will come into effect from 8 February. The mobile messaging platform said it works with third-party service providers and other Facebook companies to help operate, make available, improve, understand, customize, support and marketing their services. It further states that these companies can provide us with information about you under certain circumstances. For example the App Store can provide reports to help us understand service problems and fix them.

Mark Zuckerberg gave hints
Let us know that in October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is working hard to merge Messenger chat, Instagram and WhatsApp. So that they can start working like interconnected systems connected in a way. Zuckerberg had told analysts that more work was to be done here. We definitely want to bring WhatsApp to that interoperability. Apart from this, there are other features that we want to add to Messenger, Instagram interoperability as well.

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Facebook can ask for information
In its new policy, WhatsApp has said that if you use our services with such third-party services or Facebook company products, we can ask you about them. For example, if you use the WhatsApp share button on a news service, share it with your WhatsApp contacts, groups or broadcast list, if you choose to use our services through the promotion of mobile carriers or device providers.

Will give suggestions from friend to shopping
Also, as part of WhatsApp Facebook companies can also give you suggestions about friends, groups, content etc. You can do things like shopping, showing related offers, showing advertisements for products from Facebook companies. For example it allows you to connect your Facebook Pay account to pay for things on WhatsApp. Also by connecting a new WhatsApp account allows you to chat with your friends on other Facebook company products like portal.


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