1. Jockyspider's Avatar
    hi can I ask if anyone know what the whatapp update on 8 February means and if it will be dangerous to accept it or not.
    01-06-2021 05:58 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved from Dev apps forum to general help]
    01-06-2021 06:03 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    February 8? It's January 6 today.
    Thomas_George likes this.
    01-06-2021 06:05 PM
  4. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Yh got notification today but says I have till the 8th February to update
    01-06-2021 07:09 PM
  5. Jockyspider's Avatar
    its the new terms and conditions. Privacy policy
    01-06-2021 07:10 PM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    I found several articles on this with a simple Google search, but I guess I'll save you the effort and post one here. You can find the rest by entering 'whatsapp 2021 privacy policy changes' in a Google search.

    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-06-2021 08:42 PM
  7. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Could'nt find anything that detailed. Thank you. Would you recommend accepting it as use it to communicate with my bosses and family. Its uk version btw
    01-07-2021 02:56 AM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    I'll leave it up to you to decide if you wish to accept those terms, it's not my place to tell you what to do and what risks to take with your data privacy.
    01-07-2021 08:00 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think the main change is the requirement to share your data with Facebook: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...using-the-app/. The question you need to ask yourself is how comfortable do you feel with that?
    01-07-2021 11:18 AM
  10. Airstream25's Avatar
    Looks like Signal has all the functionality of WhatsApp without Facebook's invasiveness.
    I plan to switch.
    J Dubbs and Kizzy Catwoman like this.
    01-08-2021 03:42 PM
  11. dangerousfen's Avatar
    If you already use Facebook, then I don't see that it's going to be any different. Unless you use it for confidential work messaging.
    01-08-2021 08:45 PM
  12. Jockyspider's Avatar
    Just seen here doesn't affect European users https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.exp...-chat-apps/amp
    01-13-2021 04:19 AM
  13. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    If you haven't up loaded your contacts to Facebook via messenger, which I have always refused to do, WhatsApp will send all that data to Facebook. This includes their name, phone number, address and any other details you have filled out under a contact. If your contacts do not want their data sent to Facebook, do you have the right to send it anyway? This is my decision not to do that and to terminate my use of WhatsApp by the end of the month. I am moving to Signal.
    01-13-2021 06:40 AM

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