And the cut-off date for that is February 8, 2021, as per the notification screenshot. As you can see below, the company briefly describes three important points:
- WhatsApp Service and Processing of Data
- Businesses can use Facebook Hosted Services to store WhatsApp chats.
- Partnership with other Facebook Products for seamless integration.
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It essentially means that the latest update, unlike previous versions where you had a choice to opt-out, will share information with other products of Facebook. In an FAQ, the company also details the kind of information it is sharing with its sisters. In case you don’t know, the subsidiaries of Facebook include Facebook Payments Inc., Facebook Payments International Limited., Onavo, Facebook Technologies LLC, and CrowdTangle.