Will you keep using WhatsApp after its big policy change?

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WhatsApp home page (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps on Android, but starting next month, a big change to its privacy policy could push many people away.

Beginning February 8, WhatsApp will require all of its users to share their data with parent company Facebook. If you don't agree to the policy, WhatsApp suggests deleting your account.

Given all of the bad press we've seen around Facebook for the past few years, it's understandable why a change like this is being responding to so strongly. Taking a look through the AC forums, some of our members have already begun discussing the matter.

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


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.


This got us to wondering — Will you keep using WhatsApp after the big policy change?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.