Insisting on its mission to ensure all communications are private, Whatsapp has made it clear that the policy update, which essentially only concerns messages to a company, does not affect the confidentiality of your messages with your friends or family. No change in terms of privacy and security of your personal messaging: personal messages on WhatsApp and Facebook remain protected by end-to-end encryption. In summary, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your messages or listen to your calls with your friends, family and coworkers.
Unlike mobile phone operators, WhatsApp also does not keep the history of recipients of messages or calls. Developed to offer the possibility of communicating privately, the application allows for completely confidential conversations.
Location sharing on WhatsApp as well as on Facebook also remains secret. When you share your location with someone on WhatsApp, your location is protected by end-to-end encryption, which means that no one can see your location except the people you share it with.
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Concerns were also raised about the sharing of information between WhatsApp and Facebook, two applications of the Facebook group Inc. On this point, WhatsApp wanted to dispel the rumors by reminding that the messaging application does not share your contacts with Facebook. When you give us your permission, WhatsApp only accesses the phone numbers in your address book so that sending messages is faster and more reliable. The contact list is not shared with any of the other applications offered by Facebook Inc.
Popular with African users, groups also remain private. The group membership process is used to transmit messages and protect the service from spam and abuse. The information remains on WhatsApp and is not changed with Facebook for advertising purposes. Once again, these private chats are end-to-end encrypted and WhatsApp cannot see their content.
Finally, since November 2020, for even more confidentiality, WhatsApp now offers you to make your messages disappear after you have sent them using temporary messages. You can also download and see in full transparency the information that WhatsApp has on your account we have on your account directly from the application.
Finally, the recent WhatsApp update includes changes to sending messages to a business on WhatsApp, which is optional and does not affect the vast majority of users.
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