They are suggesting that WhatsApp users should shift to Telegram Messenger as WhatsApp is no more a secured platform for them to use.
The android and iPhone users have received a message to either accept the policy by February 8 and they will be restricted from using the App.
The new policy is a big shift from the previous one in which WhatsApp had promised to keep the users' data secured as it had said, “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA.”
It has also informed about the services that it will be sharing with Facebook.
These are information about location data, IP addresses, model of the phone model, the level of the battery level of the phone and its signal strength, what browser is being used, which mobile network the device is using, ISP, language, time zone, and even IMEI.
It adds, “After this date, you’ll need to accept these updates to continue using WhatsApp.”
It has asked the users to visit the Help Center if they would prefer to delete their account and would like more information.