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This story originally appeared on PCMag
Facebook's own app will add a banner in WhatsApp over the next two weeks, emphasizing that WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption will remain for your chats with friends and family. According to Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp, the privacy of your personal conversations will therefore not change at all.
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"The most important thing is that WhatsApp can not read your personal messages and we can not hear your personal calls," he said in a video on Thursday.
We're doing more to explain how WhatsApp continues to protect people's privacy and I wanted to share our plans here first. Pic.twitter.com/ja6tqGZ3yi
– Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) February 18, 2021
At the same time, users can specify that they never want to communicate with a company via the app. “You are in control. It's up to you whether or not to share your number with a company and you can always block a company, ”adds the FAQ.
However, the controversy centers around the lack of trust in Facebook and possibly tech companies in general. Therefore, WhatsApp's assurances may not be enough to convince some users.