Whatsapp Privacy Policy



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WhatsApp has recently updated it's privacy policy which is facing a trust crisis all over the community. The policy mainly explains further on data sharing with Facebook and how data is used when a customer interacts with a business on the platform. 

In this post, I will try to explain some of the controversial questions raised by public after receiving the updates and the important points that the policy covers.

> WhatsApp made clear that it doesn't share location data or private messages with Facebook but made clear that some of the business conversation hosted with social networking might be used for advertising or can be read.

> "The updated policy does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family but the same will not be the case with business messaging.", added WhatsApp.

> The policy "gives businesses the option to use secure hosting services from Facebook to manage WhatsApp chats with their customers, answer questions, and send helpful information like purchase receipts but whether you communicate with a business by phone, WhatsApp or email, it can see what you're saying and may use that information for it's own marketing purposes". 

> Messages, hearing user calls: WhatsApp can't read your messages or hear your calls. It is end to end encrypted.

>WhatsApp don't keep a record of logs of who everyone is messaging or calling.

> Shared location data: When you share your location with someone on WhatsApp, it is end to end encrypted. Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook or any third party can access your location except the person with whom you shared.

>WhatsApp doesn't share a user's contacts with Facebook or any other app that Facebook offers.

> Group privacy: The chats on groups are end to end encrypted and can't be shared with Facebook for ad purposes.

> Disappearing Messages: For additional privacy, users can go for disappearing messages, which will be deleted from the chat after seven days, once sent.

I hope the article cleared your misconceptions and helped you in understanding new policies in an efficient way. 

NOTE: After February users will be having two options, either to leave WhatsApp or accept the policies.

What you are going to do. Share your views in the comments.

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  2. rahulyadav805966Feb. 3, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

    Very informative


  3. gv.internationalschoolmaroutFeb. 3, 2021, 12:02 p.m.

    useful