What is the new Whatsapp Privacy Policy?


Content Team

Have you got an in-app alert about the forthcoming WhatsApp privacy policy and terms update? The Facebook-owned message giant alerts users of significant privacy improvements.

WhatsApp lists the main changes to its privacy policy, as seen in the following graphic. The Corporation updates how the data is processed, how companies use Facebook services for chat storage, and how goods are integrated. The latter could speak about integrations in Messenger Rooms, cross-story sharing, etc. You'll see a similar pop-up to the one seen here:

In the coming weeks, you can see a pop-up alert for privacy policy updates on Android, iOS, and WhatsApp web. Until 8 February, you must agree to the revised privacy policy. At this date, you are compelled to embrace them. You will have to miss entry to WhatsApp if you do not vote for it. You can uninstall your account and go to another of the many options.

Via the legal tab on its official website, WhatsApp further explains policy changes in great depth. The media storage on company servers (in encrypted form) is one of the major data processing developments to help effective transmission.

If you don't know, WhatsApp will now keep track and encourage you to scan the site if it seems like a message or media has been sent too many times.

WhatsApp also confirms that it collects the knowledge about your position. But, when sharing your position with others in the app, you must give the same permission. In addition to the privacy policy, the app can decide your general position and use other location data, including your IP address and area code phone number.

The updated privacy policy states that companies will share your information with service providers from third parties. Also, in this situation, Facebook is a third party. Their services are useful for managing a company's messenger app's communications and other services. In the future, we should also predict WhatsApp to be integrated with more Facebook products.

So yes, you don't need to think about it, and you will continue to use WhatsApp as you did. Since rolling out new features, integrations, and the previous year, the company clearly provided an insight into data collection processes.

The demand for competing apps, for example, Signal and Telegram, grew as a consequence of privacy issues, and WhatsApp agreed to delay the implementation of the new policy by February early this month.

WhatsApp clarified on its support page for FAQs in this context, "We want to make sure that the amendment to the policy has no impact on the confidentiality of your communications with family or friends. These updates contribute to WhatsApp's optional business functionality and offer us more clarity on how we capture and use data."


However, the latest upgrade has created much turmoil among users, especially concerning cross-platform data sharing. All questions asked on the latest WhatsApp privacy policy are here to clarify these concerns.

WhatsApp personal chats and calls:

The FAQ page says WhatsApp can't read your updates or hear calls from your friends, relatives, or coworkers on the app or any Facebook or social media app. WhatsApp has no way to see these, and these are all messages that end encrypted. "We will never compromise this safety and mark each chat explicitly so that you know what we are committed to," said the company.

WhatsApp records messages and calls: 

WhatsApp records messages and calls: while this information is typically held by telecommunications providers and carriers, WhatsApp says, "to hold this data for two billion users will be both a danger to privacy and protection, and we do not."

WhatsApp location reveal: 

Suppose you share your location on WhatsApp with someone else. In that case, the end-to-end protection of your location protects your location. This ensures that no one can see your location other than anyone you share it, says the Facebook app.

WhatsApp-Facebook Contact Sharing:

WhatsApp has made it clear that Facebook doesn't immediately distribute contacts saved on WhatsApp. "If you allow us to do so, we just use your address book phone numbers to make messages quick and secure, and we do not share your contact list with other Facebook users," WhatsApp said.

Messages for the group: The WhatsApp groups are all private. "To provide communications and secure our services from spam or violence, we use community membership. We do not exchange this data for advertisements with Facebook.


Whatsapp privacy policy

How will your chats be better protected?

The 'disappearing messages' function can be set, or you can import additional privacy information.

So, what information is exchanged by this latest regulation change through WhatsApp with Facebook?

Metadata is mostly used to provide connectivity across social media products with the data exchanged by both channels. Metadata is distinct. Metadata is not texts, calls, etc. For example, it gathers mobile device information (e.g., Android, iOS), telephone type, display resolution, IP addresses, language, rough spot (which essentially means they can track the city you are in but not your actual location).

In short, more target advertising on Facebook-owned sites such as Messenger, Instagram, and Facebook would more likely affect the end-user with the latest regulation change.

What is the Government of the Indians doing?

The Indian government has said it looks at the improvements introduced by the common message app and claims a need to preserve personal contact. This week the Ministry of Electronics and IT said in an email to WhatsApp's boss, the latest Privacy Policy Conditions take Indian users further. On Thursday, an advisory panel requested the anonymous statements by a panel member to testify about WhatsApp's privacy policies and how they would affect users.

WhatsApp said that it would provide openness and innovative options to contact companies to help consumers and expand. They work to deal with disinformation and to answer any questions.