WhatsApp clarifies 'messages with friends and family safe'
New Delhi : Amid reports that the private messages on Whatsapp can be found by a simple google search, the Facebook-owned social media platform has issued another clarification over its privacy policies.
WhatsApp has mentioned that the recent update in their privacy policies does not affect its prior policies for private chats.
In a list of information shared online, WhatsApp mentioned:
• WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls and neither can Facebook.
• WhatsApp does keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling.
• WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook.
• WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.
• WhatsApp groups remains private.
• You can set your messages to disappear.
• You can download your data.
Reaffirming its stand on not checking data of private chats, WhatsApp in the Security and Privacy section of its website stated, "We don't share this data with Facebook for ads. Again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted so we can't see their content."
For additional privacy, it advises its users to change the messages setting to disappearing messages.