- The information that WhatsApp automatically collects includes your username, mobile number, your status, your profile photo, ‘about’ information, and other activities.
- The platform also collects other information like which phone or device you use, mobile network, IP address, and location (if access provided).
- Whatsapp says that this sharing of information will help it to improve its services.
- As far as ads on Whatsapp are concerned, the platform does not allow third-party ads on the app and has no plans of doing so as of now.
What about End-to-End Chat Encryption? Is your chat Safe?
As per Whatsapp, the personal chats of the users are end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed by anyone. The company has clarified that personal chats will not be shared with Facebook and other partners. However, people have concerns about their privacy and have started switching to other apps also.