WhatsApp subscribers aren’t exactly thrill with the idea of sharing their personal information with Facebook
WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption
If you do not want to accept the update, there are a few things to keep in mind before deleting your WhatsApp account on Android, iOS or KaiOS. “We cannot undo deleting your account as it will delete your message history, remove you from all your WhatsApp groups and delete your WhatsApp backups.”
Facebook concerned about WhatsApp users leaving the messaging app for other safe rivals like Signal and Telegram
WhatsApp had to give up and give in to prevent more of its members from jumping to other end-to-end encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Telegram. For the latter, however, a “secret chat” must be activated individually for each contact. By the way, you may not be aware that your WhatsApp chats are backed up in your phone’s memory on a daily basis.
To secure your chats, go to Whatsapp > More options > the settings > Chats > Chat backup > TO BACK UP.