In no case will WhatsApp conversations be shared. The company cannot read the app’s messages as it works with end-to-end encryption. This means that when a user sends a message, it will be encrypted and will only be decrypted once it reaches the recipient. Even so, the decision has generated controversy in social networks because all the data that it will share could help Mark Zuckerberg’s company to create very complete profiles of the users who use its different social networks.
“Facebook does not use the information in your WhatsApp account to improve experiences with Facebook products or provide you with more relevant ads on the platform”, indicates the application itself on its website. It is, as he explains, the “result of the conversations that were held with the Irish Data Protection Commission and other data protection authorities in Europe”.