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WhatsApp to users: You are in control of personal messages

In a series of posts on Twitter, WhatsApp said that the platform is built to protect users' private messages with end-to-end encryption. So only the people you have messaged can read or listen to your conversation.

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San Francisco, First Published Jun 14, 2021, 7:17 PM IST
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Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has once again reached out to its users over privacy issues and assured them that it was them who would be in control.

In a series of posts on Twitter, WhatsApp said that the platform is built to protect users' private messages with end-to-end encryption. So only the people you have messaged can read or listen to your conversation.

Further elaborating, WhatsApp said nobody would have access to user conversations. 

"End-to-end encryption locks your messages. You and your recipients have a unique key that allows you to chat privately," WhatsApp said.

 

 

Facebook-owned popular messaging platform Whatsapp had announced its updated policy terms via an in-app notification asking its users to agree to the said terms by February 8 or lose access to their accounts.

Following a major backlash, WhatsApp had on January 15 announced that the updated implementation is moved till May 15.

WhatsApp, which has over 500 million Indian users, has been at loggerheads with the Indian government over its new privacy policy.

Recently, the Facebook-owned company had challenged the Centre in a plea file before the Delhi High Court questioning the new IT rules. It said that the new rules violate the right to privacy and are unconstitutional.

In his response, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government fully recognises and respects the right to privacy. 

The minister said that ordinary users of WhatsApp have nothing to fear about the new IT rules and that the government's sole motive is to trace who started the message that led to the commissioning of specific crimes mentioned in the rules.

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