WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular chatting app with over two billion active users.
The change affects the way that WhatsApp processes data, and will apply regardless of whether or not they have a Facebook account.
WHAT DOES THE CHANGE MEAN FOR YOU?
From February 8, WhatsApp will start sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook.
While WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, it’s important to note that WhatsApp is encrypted by default, meaning Facebook will not be able to see the contents of your messages.
However, it will be able to see who you message, as well as how often you do it.
If you use WhatsApp you should have received a notification this week, explaining the changes.
The notification outlines the new data sharing feature, and urges you to ‘Agree’ with the conditions.