WhatsApp has discredited the online reports that their new update will not contain an end-to-end encryption. In a post on their Twitter account, WhatsApp has assured its users that their data will be secure.

"We want to address some rumours and be 100 per cent clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption," WhatsApp clarified.

Recently, WhatsApp announced that it has updated its privacy policy. The messaging app sent its users an in-app notification informing them of the changes.

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One of the main concerns about the new WhatsApp update, which will take effect from February 8, 2021, is that their private data will be shared on Facebook. WhatsApp has therefore clarified that the changes will only apply to WhatsApp business accounts.

"We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data," WhatsApp emphasized on their page.

WhatsApp has further reiterated that any conversations its users have are private and will not be shared on Facebook.

Other issues that WhatsApp has addressed include;

  1. The App does not see, hear or share call logs made on WhatsApp with Facebook.
  2. WhatsApp does not share the users location  and neither can Facebook.
  3. WhatsApp does not share any contacts with Facebook.
  4. WhatsApp groups remain private.
  5. A user can set their messages to disappear.
  6. A user can download their data.

Featured Image; WhatsApp Logo(techradar.com)

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