WhatsApp Beta Includes Facebook Sharing Option

The latest beta version of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp contains an option for users to share data with WhatsApp parent Facebook.

The latest beta version of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp contains an option for users to share data with WhatsApp parent Facebook.

Daily Express shared a screenshot from the Google+ page of developer Javier Santos, in which a new option in the WhatsApp beta reads:

Share my account info: Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook experiences.

Aaron Brown of Daily Express speculated that users who opt in to this feature would see their WhatsApp contact lists used within Facebook, potentially for friend finder, suggested groups or suggested pages.

Santos also pointed out that the new beta version of WhatsApp includes a new end-to-end encryption option, as well as a Documents section where all files received from WhatsApp contacts can be accessed.

WhatsApp users: Would you like to see these features rolled out globally?

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Screenshot courtesy of Javier Santos, via Daily Express.