Meanwhile the app has not done anything with regard to data collection conerns. There is no way to opt out of data collection on the app. If you want to continue using WhatsApp, you will have to abide by its terms of service within the new deadline of May 15.
“Every day millions of people start a WhatsApp chat with a business because it’s easier to do so than placing a phone call or exchanging emails. We charge businesses to provide customer service on WhatsApp – not people. Some shopping features involve Facebook so that businesses can manage their inventory across apps. We display more information directly in WhatsApp so people can choose if they want to engage with businesses, or not,” says the new post.