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