WhatsApp extends the range of messages about its new policies | Digital Trends Spanish


During the first days of 2021, WhatsApp users began to receive a message inviting them to accept the service’s new privacy policies, and while some clicked Accept, others rejected it, they showed their discontent on social networks and they even began to migrate to other instant messaging platforms, such as Telegram and Signal, considered more secure and private.

Weeks later, and after delaying from February to May the start of the new rules, the platform is still fighting against “erroneous” perceptions on this issue.

To make everything clearer, now it resorts to the publication of messages in the section of States – “the stories of the service” -, in which it reaffirms its “commitment with the privacy of the users”. While in regions such as the United States and the United Kingdom they appeared since Saturday, January 30, in other countries they have already been seen for days or weeks.

The messages include phrases such as: “One thing that is not new is our commitment to your privacy” and “WhatsApp cannot read or listen to your personal conversations, as they are end-to-end encrypted.”

“There has been a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding our update, and we want to help everyone understand the facts behind how WhatsApp protects people’s privacy and security,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told The Verge.

He clarified that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook, as well as any third party, can see the messages that are sent and received through the application.

According to the platform, the update to its privacy policy – which has caused so much controversy – is intended to explain how companies that use WhatsApp for customer service can store records of their chats on Facebook servers.

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