"Instead, the update includes new options people will have to message a business on WhatsApp, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data. While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and its important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook," says WhatsApp.
Whatsapp also informed that the App will counter any confusion by communicating directly with users and make sure users have enough time to review and understand the terms. "Rest assured we never planned to delete any accounts based on this and will not do so in the future," the app added in a Tweet.
The app, purchased by social media giant Facebook in 2014, already shares certain categories of personal data, including the user's phone number and IP address, with the parent company.