The developers of WhatsApp said that Facebook will not get access to the correspondence and contacts of users

Official clarification on the new messenger policy.

Last week, WhatsApp updated its terms and privacy policy, confronting users with the fact that some of their data will be available to Facebook. These changes caused a wave of criticism against the messenger, as many users refused to share their personal information, increasing the risk of its leakage. In order to allay all concerns, the developers of the service have published a small clarification, which states that Facebook will not be able to access correspondence and contact lists.

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

  • WhatsApp does not see your private messages and does not listen to calls, like Facebook.
  • WhatsApp does not keep track of who is texting and calling to whom.
  • WhatsApp does not see the sent geolocation, like Facebook.
  • WhatsApp does not share your contact lists with Facebook.
  • Group chats on WhatsApp remain private.
  • You can take advantage of disappearing messages.
  • You can upload all your data.

WhatsApp also reminded that all user data is protected by end-to-end encryption. More information about the protection and confidentiality of information in the messenger can be found on the official website.

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