Whataspp new privacy policy myths

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New Policy Update

The new policy update, by talking about data sharing with Facebook but without giving the details users need, has also given rise to a lot of false information.

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Privacy Concerns

While the new privacy policy for WhatsApp does cause some concern, especially with regard to Facebook and data sharing, one should not believe everything being circulated.

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Sharing

The new policy does not change how WhatsApp deals with personal chats, which will continue to remain end-to-end encrypted. This means no third-party can still read these chats.

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Location

The locations of WhatsApp users are again, protected between the sender and the receiver. So, if you share your live location with a friend, that information is not transmitted to Facebook.

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Content

The content you share with your friends, family and colleagues over WhatsApp in the form of pictures, videos and audio files are a part of your chat history and remain end-to-end encrypted, just like your text messages.

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Advertisements

WhatsApp will continue to be an ad-free messaging service. However, there is the possibility of ads coming to the platform sometime in the future.

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Audio/ Video calls

WhatsApp doesn’t record, or listen to audio and video calls made via the platform. The data of these voice and video calls remain end-to-end encrypted, just like text messages and media.

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Message Storing

No. You can choose to do a backup with third-parties like Google Drive or Apple iCloud. WhatsApp does not store these messages.

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