WhatsApp explains their privacy policy is meant for marketing and advertising on Facebook and Instagram


After Elon Musk told his followers on Twitter to switch to Signal app from WhatsApp, there was a sudden spike in new registrations and verification code delays due to the number of new users. In case you missed it, WhatsApp recently updated their privacy policy on how they share your data with other Facebook-owned platforms, which got a lot of people feeling uneasy.

With that, the WhatsApp team just posted a message to address some of the false information that was published online. They claimed that they are still protecting your private messages with end-to-end encryption, so even Facebook nor themselves can see your private messages or hear your calls. Moreover, they also cannot see your shared location, share your contacts nor keep a log of who is messaging or calling.


All in all, WhatsApp's new privacy policy does not affect your messages with friends and family. However, that still sounds a bit contradicting because they do share data with Facebook-owned platforms as mentioned. In that regard, it's more to helping solution providers to "use all chats they receive to improve your experience on Facebook and Instagram with targeted advertisements." A solution provider is a tool for businesses which also have their own privacy practices.

In spite of that, some users still think it's uncool for ads to appear even if just talking about a product briefly without any intention of buying it. In our experience, it's still a scary thing to see the ads appearing right after a conversation with your friends and family. But what do you think? Will you give WhatsApp a second chance? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.