The Big Change To WhatsApp That They Don't Want You To Know
Published on Thursday, the police is four years in the making, and it claims the new policy means they can give the site more data about users, allowing the social network to suggest phone contacts as friends.
"By coordinating more with Facebook, we'll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp,statement." Whatsapp said in a statement .
"By connecting your phone number with Facebook's systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them.
"For example, you might see an ad from a company you already work with, rather than one from someone you've never heard of."
The move could spark huge privacy concern amongst users, who could worry that their private number is being shared among-not-so close friends on Facebook. WhatsApp is promising the opposite, saying it is just going to help with better friend suggestions.
"We won’t post or share your WhatsApp number with others, including on Facebook, and we still won't sell, share, or give your phone number to advertisers," the company said.
You can still use the app without a Facebook connection but you will need to turn it off in settings.
However, if you fail to agree to the terms, you will not be able to use the app.