WhatsApp will now share user data with Facebook to fight spam and show advertisements
“Even as we coordinate more with Facebook in the months ahead, your encrypted messages stay private and no one else can read them. Not WhatsApp, not Facebook, nor anyone else. 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.” WhatsApp further added.
However, WhatsApp wants to fight spam on WhatsApp by working with Facebook. Also, by sharing user data with Facebook, WhatsApp wants to show users more relevant ads in order to prevent third-party banner ads.
So, are you going to stick to WhatsApp? Or, are you going to switch to Telegram? Do let us know what you think about WhatsApp’s decision.