The messaging app states that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook cannot see your messages or hear your calls.
January 12, 2021 / 11:07 AM IST
“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 said.
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The Facebook-owned messaging app also noted that it cannot see the shared user location nor share contacts with its parent company. The WhatsApp update rolled out last week had detailed how the messaging platform shares information with Facebook and its subsidiaries.
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Users also have the option to hit 'Not Now' or close the notification but will have to accept these new policies to continue using WhatsApp after February 8.Also read: WhatsApp’s new privacy rules are no surprise, but reveal opportunism