Whatsapp Privacy Update Will Not Share any Personal Data of the User
The new terms of service explain how the user data is being shared with Facebook. To this rumor, Whatsapp has said that the policy update does not affect the data of the user.
Whatsapp posted a tweet where it has highlighted a few of the points on private messages, Contacts, Calls, data, and group chats. It has also said that both Facebook and Whatsapp cannot access your private messages or calls. Neither it keeps track on calls and does not share any data with Facebook. Also, the shared locations and group chats are hidden.
In a blog, Whatsapp said,
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
In the tweet we can see, Whatsapp also allows you to set your messages to disappear and the user can download their data. Last year, Whatsapp rolled out a feature where you can delete the messages after seven days.
Even though the company is repeatedly clarifying the rumors, still it looks like the users are not convinced with that. Due to this policy update, most of the users are switching to Privacy focused app Signal, which is similar to Whatsapp. The signal app has become the top free apps in India and other countries and has beaten Whatsapp.