WhatsApp addresses rumours, says 'privacy won't be affected'
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption, said WhatsAppRepresentational image

WhatsApp addresses rumours, says 'privacy won't be affected'

"Our privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family," said WhatsApp

After backlash from users, WhatsApp has now clarified that their privacy won't be affected. "We want to address some rumours and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption."

"Our privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family," said WhatsApp.

The messaging app said that the recent update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and "provides further transparency about how we collect and use data."

Further, it shared a list of things it does not share with Facebook.

  • We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook

  • We don’t keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling

  • We can’t see your shared location and neither can Facebook

  • We don’t share your contacts with Facebook

  • Groups remain private

  • You can set your messages to disappear

  • You can download your data

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