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After the controversy .. “WhatsApp” explains: Your privacy is safe and will not be affected if you do not use these two optional features

New privacy only if ..

After announcing the update of its terms of service and privacy policies as of next February 8th, the popular chat application “WhatsApp” is finally facing great reactions among its users, most of whom decided to split from it and switch to other chat applications that are safer and preserve their privacy.

In the wake of the current controversy over the safety and privacy that the application will provide after the new update, the Facebook-owned application has issued an explanation that the privacy of its users will not be affected if two optional features are not used.

According to “Business Insider”, WhatsApp said in the frequently asked questions section, that the new privacy policy does not affect the privacy of users’ messages with friends and family, as the update will only affect messages sent to business accounts on WhatsApp, which the user adds as an optional feature.

The application explained that, it provides comprehensive encryption of personal messages to all users, and WhatsApp or Facebook cannot read your messages or hear your calls.

He also added that he does not keep logs of the user’s messages and calls, because it considers this a “privacy and security risk.”

WhatsApp also confirmed that it does not share your contacts with other Facebook applications.

As for what the app will share, WhatsApp said it will share data on how you interact with companies on its app.

In addition, WhatsApp Business accounts will also be able to use the Facebook store platform to display their products on the popular app. If you are shopping from companies that use the store platform, your shopping activity data will be shared with Facebook and used to display ads on the blue site and Instagram.

It is noteworthy that the new privacy policy from “WhatsApp” provides for the sharing of phone number, server address and mobile phone data with Facebook. The new privacy policy raised the concerns of technology experts and advocates of data protection rights and users.

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