Accepting the new terms, delivered in early 2021, has caused an outcry among everyone, from technology experts to government organizations. It has also triggered a wave of defections to rival services. WhatsApp says the change is necessary to help it integrate better with other Facebook products.
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Can Facebook read my WhatsApp now?
Why does Facebook want the data?
The company wants to be able to serve more targeted ads to people on Facebook and Instagram by also knowing their usage habits on WhatsApp, and let businesses take payments in WhatsApp for items that, for instance, were clicked on in Instagram ads.
Is the policy the same all over the world?
In the U.S., for instance, WhatsApp explicitly says it wants to let users start connecting their Facebook Pay account “to pay for things on WhatsApp,” and let them chat with friends on other Facebook products, such as Portal, “by connecting your WhatsApp account.” This text does not appear in the version applicable to Europe.