It seems like WhatsApp is pretty confident and it has defended its policy. Its main aim is to provide transparency and new options will be made available to engage with the business so that they can serve their customers and grow. They wish to reinforce that this update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook.
WhatsApp has a whopping 400 million users in India and it will ensure that such a large base is not affected. It has made efforts to ensure privacy for its customers moreover, WhatsApp has officially given a statement, it will always protect personal messages with end-to-end encryption so that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see them. We are working to address misinformation and remain available to answer any questions,”
And there is clear clarification given by WhatsApp that there’s a difference between “messages with friends or family” and “messages with a business” . This new policy is mainly focused for business accounts while the policy for personal chats remains unchanged.
From time-to-time WhatsApp has clarified that all chats happening on the platform are end-to-end encrypted. In other words, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see “your private messages or hear your calls”. WhatsApp has also revealed that it can’t see who are messaging or calling and nor can it see a location of user which we have shared with another user. The platform also said that it doesn’t share user’s contacts with Facebook or any other application. Moreover, no data from groups will be shared with parent company Facebook for ad purposes. In simple terms Nothing has really changed for you in terms of individual and group chats
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