“We will allow you and third parties, like businesses, to communicate with each other using
WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may receive flight fame information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you got, or a notification when a delivery will be made. Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as with all of your messages, you can manage these communications, and we will honor the choices you make. ”
The privacy also mentions that when WhatsApp services are used with such third-party services, the company “may receive information” about the user from them. An example given is “if you use the
WhatsApp share button on a news service to share an information article with your WhatsApp contacts, groups, or broadcast lists on our services.”
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Facebook, and we still won’t sell, share, or give your phone number to advertisers,” says the blog post. In case of undelivered messages, they will stay on WhatsApp’s servers for 30 days and will be deleted if not delivered at the end of that time period. Interestingly, WhatsApp’s privacy settings also says this, “To improve performance and deliver media messages more efficiently, such as when many people are sharing a popular photo or video, we may hold that content on our servers for a longer period.”