Amid reports from WhatsApp users claiming to have lost their private messages with family and friends on search engines, Facebook’s own messaging service released another clarification.
WhatsApp said the change to its recently revised policy “does not affect the privacy of messages with friends or family.” “Instead, this update includes changes related to the way a company sends messages to WhatsApp.”
A list of information “NOT shared with Facebook” was also shared.
- WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or listen to your calls, and neither can Facebook.
- WhatsApp keeps records of who sends or calls all messages.
- WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook.
- WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.
- WhatsApp groups remain private.
- You can choose to have your messages disappear.
- You can download your data.
WhatsApp in the “Security and Privacy” section of their website solves one of the biggest problems with “Group Privacy” and explains: “We do not pass this information to Facebook for ads. These private chats are also encrypted everywhere where we do this. “
For the sake of “additional privacy”, it has been suggested that users change their message settings so that they disappear from discussions after submission. The full steps to do this have been posted on the website.
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021