Individual chats will remain private, reiterates Whatsapp

WhatsApp has been in a spot since last week over privacy policy

Policy mandates all users to agree its data sharing with Facebook or quit

Many users have switched to alternative platforms

WhatsApp clarifies individual chats will not be affected.

Update will not affect privacy of chats with friends and family

Chats will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption.

WhatsApp or Facebook can’t hear the conversations over calls

Groups on WhatsApp are also private.

Location shared by users can’t be accessed by WhatsApp or Facebook.

Chat app has not shared anyone’s contacts with Facebook

Users can set their messages to disappear

They can download their own data

Update relates to managing of businesses

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