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WhatsApp changed its privacy policy

WhatsApp says it will begin sharing more data with Facebook and will start letting some companies send messages to users.

It is the first time the company has changed its privacy policy since the firm was bought by Facebook in 2014.

WhatsApp will now share users’ phone numbers with the social network, which it will use to provide “more relevant” friend suggestions and advertisements.

The updated privacy policy paves the way for businesses to send messages to WhatsApp users. The company suggested messages typically sent via SMS text message – such as airline flight alerts or bank balance updates – could be sent via WhatsApp instead.

It said that in addition to appointment information and delivery notifications, it would also allow “marketing” messages.

“Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you,” the company said.


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