“New policy doesn’t affect privacy of messages”: WhatsApp issues clarification amid ‘rumours’
We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption,” it said in a statement.
It further shared a list of information "NOT shared with Facebook".
· WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls and neither can Facebook.
· WhatsApp does keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling.
· WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook.
· WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.
· WhatsApp groups remain private.
· You can set your messages to disappear.
· You can download your data.
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021