First, The Verge published this info and then Android Central confirmed it. A WhatsApp Speaker stated, according to the Verge’s storey, that:
Given recent discussions with various authorities and privacy experts, we want to make clear that we will not limit the functionality of how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the update.
In its new policy, the Facebook messaging app has confirmed that it shares further personal data with Facebook. The provided information is only provided to company accounts which can be stored on their systems.
This has triggered a lot of internet controversy and as a result millions of users have moved to alternative message applications.