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- Individual and group chats are encrypted
Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can read your private messages or hear your calls because they are end-to-end encrypted. The company does not keep logs of who you message or call. He says that mobile operators traditionally save this information, but WhatsApp does not because backing up data for 2 billion users will not pose a huge security risk.
- Can Facebook see your contacts or WhatsApp location?
Concerned WhatsApp can see your exact location or your contact list? And will it share the same with Facebook to better target ads? The FAQ page says it cannot see your shared location. The messaging giant claims that the live location you share in the app is also end-to-end encrypted and is only visible to the sender and recipient.
Regarding your contact list, WhatsApp states that it “Only access phone numbers from your address book to make messaging fast and reliable.” He doesn’t share the same with Facebook. Your group chats are also said to be private and born will be not used to target advertising or abuse by third parties . You can better ensure privacy by setting the message to disappear after 7 days. It’s a feature that WhatsApp introduced earlier last year as an additional privacy measure.
- Data sharing happens when you interact with businesses