WhatsApp Clarifies On Privacy Policy Update, Says “We Want To Address Some Rumours”


New Delhi: The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday has issued yet another clarification on its recent privacy policy update.

WhatsApp has said that the latest change in its recently revised policy “does not affect privacy of messages with friends or family”. “Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp”.

The instant messaging platform said it wanted to “address rumours”, and that reiterate that it will “continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption.

“Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends, family, and co-workers on WhatsApp. Whatever you share, it stays between you,” the platform said. In a thread, it added, “Our privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family.”

The new development comes amid public criticism against WhatsApp over its privacy policy update that took place last week and will be applicable from February 8.

Addressing user concerns over the privacy policy update, WhatsApp also released a new FAQ page on its site that highlights private communication on the app.

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