WhatsApp Posting Standing Messages to Allay Privateness Considerations

American messaging software WhatsApp has now began posting standing messages about its “dedication to your privateness,” because of misperceptions in regards to the upcoming modifications to its privateness coverage.

Whereas these standing messages have been showing in India for some time now, according to The Verge, the in-app standing messages began showing within the US and UK on Saturday.

The standing messages learn “One factor that is not new is our dedication to your privateness,” together with a reminder that “WhatsApp cannot learn or hearken to your private conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted.”

In an electronic mail to The Verge, a WhatsApp spokesperson mentioned, “There’s been lots of misinformation and confusion round our current replace and we need to assist everybody perceive the details behind how WhatsApp protects folks’s privateness and safety.”

He added, “Going ahead, we will present updates to folks within the Standing tab so folks hear from WhatsApp straight. Our first replace reaffirms that WhatsApp can’t see your private messages and neither can Facebook as a result of they’re protected by end-to-end encryption.”

As per the Verge, the standing messages are half of a bigger effort by WhatsApp to dismiss misperceptions about an upcoming replace to its privateness coverage. This new replace is supposed to clarify how companies that use WhatsApp for customer support could retailer logs of their chats on Fb’s servers.

WhatsApp previewed the modifications to enterprise chats in November. Given Fb’s historical past of privateness blunders, nevertheless, customers misinterpreted the modifications to the privateness coverage to imply WhatsApp would require sharing delicate profile data with Fb.


Does WhatsApp’s new privateness coverage spell the top to your privateness? We mentioned this on Orbital, our weekly expertise podcast, which you’ll subscribe to through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or simply hit the play button under.

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