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WhatsApp provides Clarification on new privacy policy and says No effect your private messages

WhatsApp provides a clarification after getting too much critisizm on its new privacy policy update and explain everything. It also released a New FAQ page on its official Website to get the users attention.

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps. You must be using WhatsApp to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. Recently WhatsApp has updated its Privacy Policy. After the update of the WhatsApp Privacy Policy, the users are criticizing it for this.

WhatsApp has released a clarification on Tuesday after getting too much criticism. The Company has explained everything in the clarifications. Today I am explaining to you about WhatsApp provides clarification. Read this post till the end to know more about this.

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WhatsApp provides Clarification about its Privacy Policy update.

WhatsApp stated on that clarification that the new privacy policy update didn’t affect the privacy of sent messages to your friends, family, and others in any way. It also said that it will continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption and wanted to address rumors against privacy policy. WhatsApp couldn’t see your private chat or hear your calls, it said. Also, WhatsApp parent company Facebook couldn’t read your chat or call.

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WhatsApp released a new FAQ page on its official website that highlights private communication, to get users’ attention. WhatsApp said that whatever you share it stays between you and it, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls. Our Privacy Policy update doesn’t affect the privacy of your messages.

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WhatsApp didn’t keep the logs of user communication, it said. It also noted that We don’t keep the logs of user communication. We believe that keeping these records for two billion users would be both a privacy and security risk.

In the new FAQ page, WhatsApp has pointed out that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see your shared location. When someone shares a location on WhatsApp then it is end-to-end encrypted, WhatsApp underlined it.

WhatsApp has noted that it collects the user location information in the new privacy update. Also, If you don’t use the location feature then it uses your IP addresses and other information like phone numbers, area codes, etc to estimate your location. But you have to grant permission when you share your location with others on WhatsApp.

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WhatsApp has also noted on the new FAQ page that it didn’t share contacts with Facebook. It also said, When the users grant us permission then we only access the phone numbers from your contact lists to make messaging fast and reliable.

It said about the group chat that it remains private with end-to-end encryption. We use group membership to deliver messages and to protect our service from spam and abuse. It also noted on the FAQ page that we don’t share these data with Facebook for ads purposes. It said that the new privacy policy update includes the changes related to the messaging business on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp also said that some larger businesses need to use hosting services to manage their communication. We are providing businesses option to use secure hosting services from Facebook to manage WhatsApp chat with their customer that’s why we providing this.

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