Whatsapp has recapitulated that private messages or sensitive location data won’t be shared with Facebook. However, the business content on the platform might be readable and used for advertising. “With some of the rumors going around, we want to answer some of the common questions we have received. We go to great lengths to build WhatsApp in a way that helps people communicate privately. We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way.” read Whatsapp’s FAQs post.
Notwithstanding the explanation, the users are not convinced of the policy and are even thinking of switching to other messaging apps. Many people turned to social media to express their concerns and even joke about the company’s clarification.