WhatsApp users will LOSE access to their accounts unless they agree to share ...

With over two billion active users, WhatsApp is without a doubt one of the most popular apps around the world.

But users have been left reeling by the latest change, which means they could lose access to their account unless they agree to share data with Facebook.

WhatsApp has announced that it's making changes to its privacy policy from February 8, making it compulsory for users to share their data with WhatsApp's parent company, Facebook.

The change affects the way that WhatsApp processes data, and will apply to all users, regardless of whether or not they have a Facebook account.

WhatsApp users have been left reeling by the latest change, which means they could lose access to their account unless they agree to share data with Facebook

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WhatsApp users have been left reeling by the latest change, which means they could lose access to their account unless they agree to share data with Facebook

WHAT DOES THE CHANGE MEAN FOR YOU? 

From February 8, WhatsApp will start sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook.   

While WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, it's important to note that WhatsApp is encrypted by default, meaning Facebook will not be able to see the contents of your messages.

However, it will be able to see who you message, as well as how often you do it.

If you use WhatsApp you should have received a notification this week, explaining the changes.

The notification outlines the new data sharing feature, and urges you to 'Agree' with the conditions.

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The privacy policy explains: 'As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp receives information from, and shares information with, the other Facebook Companies.

'We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products.'

While WhatsApp will start sharing data with Facebook, it's important to note that WhatsApp is encrypted by

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