As many of you guys know, Facebook owns WhatsApp, and for the longest time ever both apps and platforms remained relatively independent of each other, but that could soon change. In recent update WhatsApp drops its yearly subscription fee and now they are going to share your data with Facebook.
LogBook : WhatsApp Want To Share Your Data With Facebook
According to the message in the screenshot above, in the Account settings page now you have new option, “Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook experience.”
If you enable the “Share my account info” option, WhatsApp will start share your data with Facebook.
But it is unclear as to what kind of information is shared with Facebook, but it sounds like maybe it might have something to do with finding more friends on Facebook via your WhatsApp contacts, and possibly vice versa as well.
If you’re a regular user of both Facebook and WhatsApp, then this might not be all that worrying for you. But if you don’t use Facebook regularly, you might not like the idea of sharing your private WhatsApp data with it.
The good news is that in the discovery the feature was disabled by default, meaning that users still had the choice of turning it on if they wanted to.
Another new feature found in beta include a new end-to-end encryption option, which makes your messages even more secure “so WhatsApp and third parties can’t see it.”
And also there’s a new “Documents” section where you’ll be able to find all of the files you receive from your WhatsApp contacts.
Since its a beta release so it is unclear if any of these things will make it into a final version of the WhatsApp app.