WhatsApp clears air on privacy policy update. Details here

Bhubaneswar: Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp today made a public address in an attempt to settle the discourse over its updated privacy policy and it will continue to protect the users’ private messages.

Taking to its official page on micro-blogging platform Twitter, WhatsApp wrote, “Our privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family,” and shared a link of FAQs for the users to assure them that there will be no personal data sharing with Facebook what-so-ever.

In another tweet, the cross-platform messaging app attached a picture of a bullet point explanation clearing the air of some alleged misinformation about its latest updates and captioned, “We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption.”

Here’s a peek:

Worth mentioning here, that WhatsApp stirred up a debate among its users last week with its updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy that apparently hinted at breach of their privacy. Users were left with the impression that WhatsApp will begin to share their personal data with Facebook. The policy will be put in action from February 8.  Disappointed over not being given a choice in the matter, many WhatsApp users switched to other alternative platforms like Telegram and Signal.



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