Will WhatsApp steal my data? The app tries to clarify its new privacy policies

The rival messaging network on Facebook platform received 25 million new users in 72 hours.

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In recent times WhatsApp has been buzzing due to disputes on social networks and media, which led to a change in the privacy terms and conditions, where it was revealed that the messaging application will share your information Facebook Which group does it belong to?

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The reason Wire , A competitive WhatsApp service to register 25 million new users in just 72 hours, and other platforms such as Signal itself have been praised by figures such as Elon Musk.

The blow to WhatsApp’s reputation has been strong enough for the service’s director, Will Cathart, who issued a statement saying that the changes that were made would only apply to the WhatsApp business branch and negotiations would continue.


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What can WhatsApp do with my data?

As in the previous image, the conversations, calls, locations of users and groups remain private and whoever can download their information from the platform.

Cathart commented that the company doesn’t even have the chat and calls of 2 billion people around the world who use WhatsApp and therefore neither Facebook nor Instagram. That is, they will not keep a record of what you talk to your friends, family or colleagues.

WhatsApp also launched Frequently Asked Questions The page about its new privacy policy and the mere possibility that the Facebook server could access the information to be able to host it properly due to its volume.

It should be noted that WhatsApp acknowledges that information that can be shared with Facebook for marketing purposes is generated through “shops” platforms that allow purchases to be made through the messaging service and will be so Facebook and Instagram so that brands can show personalized ads. The company assured that it would always communicate with the user when the company with whom it maintained contact chose to save its information to the Facebook host.

Communication from WhatsApp is confusing, so we do not provide further explanation in future.

How can I protect my information?

The change in privacy of WhatsApp will take effect until February 8, but you can configure your messages to “disappear” after you have received them.

You can also request that WhatsApp give you data about you through this page. From here you can export your information to Android and from here to iOS.

It should be observed that if the migration of users to Telegram does not increase.

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