WhatsApp Latest News: App reacts after controversy breaks

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jan 12, 2021, 07:12 PM IST

WhatsApp Latest News: With the beginning of new year, WhatsApp users came across shocking news about WhatsApp sharing their messages with Facebook. This put entire WhatsApp users community under stress because the app was threatening to delete accounts, in case they had not given their nod to the tech giant for sharing their private messages. However, WhatsApp has put the entire rumors to rest now. The company has vowed to  continue 'end to end encryption' that ensures complete privacy of one's messages and chats on the platform.

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WhatsApp Privacy Policy Rumours

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Rumours

Blasting the rumours and making clear about the WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021, company tweeted today, "We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption." Photo: WhatsApp twitter

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WhatsApp Users Messages

WhatsApp Users Messages

It added, "Our privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family. Learn more about how we protect your privacy as well as what we do NOT share with Facebook." Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp Policy Update Details You Must Know Now

WhatsApp Policy Update Details You Must Know Now

WhatsApp also shared the WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021 details where it declares, "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 includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data." Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp to share message with Facebook

WhatsApp to share message with Facebook

Promising that WhatsApp can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook, the tech giant said, "Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends, family, and co-workers on WhatsApp. Whatever you share, it stays between you. That’s because your personal messages are protected by end-to-end encryption. We will never weaken this security and we clearly label each chat so you know our commitment." Photo: Reuters

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Sharing WhatsApp contact info?

Sharing WhatsApp contact info?

WhatsApp also made it clear that it won't share one's contact numbers and said, "When you give us permission, we access only the phone numbers from your address book to make messaging fast and reliable, and we don’t share your contacts lists with the other apps Facebook offers." Photo: Reuters

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WhatsApp group privacy

WhatsApp group privacy

On privacy of the groups WhatsApp declared, "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." Photo: Pixabay