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
As more and more people are flocking out of WhatsApp and joining Telegram and Signal, Facebook owned WhatsApp in order to bring back the users said, “Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA. WhatsApp respects and protects your privacy.”
According to advertisement given in the newspaper, “We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update incudes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data.”
Advertisement added, “WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls and neither can Facebook: every private message, photo, video, voice message and document you send your friends, family and co-workers in one-on-one or group chats is protected by end-to-end encryption. It stays between you.’
“WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook. WhatsApp groups remain private; we use group membership to deliver messages and to protect our service from spam and abuse. We don’t share this data with Facebook for ads purposes. Again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted so we can’t see their content.”
This is the third effort of clarification by the WhatsApp on policies changed.