“We want to address some rumours and be 100 percent clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption,” the Facebook-owned platform tweeted.
WhatsApp outlined that it doesn’t keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling. It also notes that neither it nor Facebook can see your shared location. Further, the company clarified that it doesn’t share your contacts with Facebook.
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
In the tweet, WhatsApp noted that users can set their messages to disappear and that they can also download their data.
This move comes days after WhatsApp informed users that they had to agree to its new terms of conditions by early February to continue using the app.
WhatsApp outlined in the new policy that “the information we share with the other Facebook companies includes your account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, service-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) when using our Services.”
Downloads for Signal and Telegram have skyrocketed as WhatsApp attempts to clarify the new policy change.