Now finally Facebook become Bollywood.
Like Bollywood Movies 2 Brother get separate but ultimately they get along. Same thing Facebook doing with WhatsApp.
Now WhatsApp is turning from messaging platform to business model.
Caution Before going to agree their Policy Know about that.
Also will talk about User Perception.
In last will see which is the best alternative for WhatsApp.
8th February is Deadline to agree WhatsApp policy.
WhatsApp collecting information
WhatsApp going to collect you device hardware information although generally all mobile apps company take all this information.
- Model Number
- OS Information
- Battery Level
- Mobile Network
- Browser Information
- Time Zone
- IP Address
WhatsApp Location Policy
WhatsApp will collect your location precisely and use that information.
Note :- Even if you Turn off you location WhatsApp still use IP Address to get your location.
WhatsApp Advertisement Policy
WhatsApp get initial hype just because of Ads free service. But in future they might use ads.
Note:- This is not 100% sure but they have put in Dilemma.
WhatsApp Data Sharing with other Facebook Companies
If you are WhatsApp user and you are not using Facebook then still Facebook will get & share your data with other Facebook Companies (CrowdTangle, Facebook Payments Inc, Onavo, Facebook Technologies, WhatsApp Inc).
Note:- Yes your Message is still End to End Encrypted.
WhatsApp Business Policy
If you using business service then your content may be visible to several people in that business.
It also states that some “businesses might be working with third-party service providers (which may include Facebook) to help manage their communications with their customers.”
WhatsApp Message Encryption Policy
WhatsApp doesn’t store your message in his server if message is delivered successfully.
But if your message is not delivered to another person then Facebook will store you message for 30 days in server.
WhatsApp Ban Policy
If you found spreading Anti National, Harassing, etc. then WhatsApp will ban your account without notify you.
WhatsApp Age Policy
Even though 10 year old kid using WhatsApp but WhatsApp put 13 year age restriction to use WhatsApp.
if you don’t have any issue with their any policy changes then go ahead with agree button.
But if you concern about your Data Privacy then you have many option like hike, telegram, etc.
WhatsApp Alternative App
Signal App is Open-Source, Free & easy to use.
Signal is a messaging app, available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux.
The app is developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC and it is a non-profit company.
The app was created by Moxie Marlinspike, American cryptographer and currently CEO of Signal Messenger. Signal was created by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton and Marlinspike.
Acton, who left WhatsApp back in 2017, has put in around $50 million to help with funding Signal.
Why it is best than any other app
It has almost all features which people using in WhatsApp or any other app
Best part is that they keep your text and voice End to End Encrypted.
User Perception for WhatsApp
WhatsApp become part of day to day life so its hard & tough to get rid of this.
To be frank, there’s nothing you can trust on the internet. To be a 100% sure that nobody’s going through your data and that it’s 100% secure.
I urge all you guys to have a look at Signal and Telegram as alternatives to WhatsApp and especially Facebook Messenger.
I’m no security expert, and I might have gotten some facts wrong here. If you find any such issues with this post, please enlighten me in the comments and I shall correct my knowledge and this post.