WhatsApp states in the states that it is committed to the privacy of its users and does not read or listen to personal conversions. This is end-to-end encryption. With this, it is said that you will not see your shared status and will not even share contacts with Facebook.
Controversy over data sharing with Facebook
Importantly, WhatsApp has recently changed a policy. Under the change, WhatsApp removed the “optout” option given to customers for Facebook’s data collection. That is, now WhatsApp users have no choice but to share data with Facebook. Users immediately figured out that its data would be shared with Facebook. The whole controversy started from here. WhatsApp later said its privacy setting is for business customers only.