. Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp announced this in a blog post.
In the blog post, the company also said that it will explore ways for businesses to send messages using its platform over the next several months. However, it has promised that it won’t sell or share your number with advertisers
But in case you still not happy and don’t want WhatsApp to share your number with ., you have 30 days to opt out. This means that if you don’t want your phone number to be shared with ., you have a window of 30 days to opt out.
WhatsApp has kept the policy change a bit hidden, but there are two options. Both the options are available for both Android and iOS apps. Here are the two options:
The company further clarifies that . family of companies will, however, continue to still receive and use this information for other purposes such as improving infrastructure and delivery systems, understanding how its services are used, securing systems, and fighting spam, abuse, or infringement activities.