Amid row over reports of WhatsApp users alleging leak of their private messages with family and friends on search engines, the Facebook-owned messaging service has issued yet another clarification.
WhatsApp has said the change in its recently revised policy “doesn’t affect privacy of messages with friends or family”.
This is the second clarification to be issued by the cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service provider. It had earlier said the update would only affect business accounts.
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021
It further shared a list of information “NOT shared with Facebook”.