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WhatsApp tries to convince you not to switch to Signal: “your messages are protected”

The messaging app seeks to minimize damage after the controversial announcement of sharing your data with Facebook.

Since WhatsApp took off its mask and publicly acknowledged that if you wanted to use the app you should share your information to Facebook, a stir has been generated few times before. Take this opportunity, Signal has emerged as a reliable alternative, respecting the privacy of its users and being recommended by Elon Musk himself.

From WhatsApp they have come to pass before this negative current of opinions puffing out his chest about protecting his messages. Specifically, the Facebook app has published a list with the most frequently answered questions about your security measures, privacy and data exchange policy with other companies in the company, including, of course, Facebook.

Explanations that will not convince many

Facebook wants the information we leave on WhatsApp and its users don’t like that. Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash.

In the same FAQ section of the WhatsApp official blog, the messaging app team has published new information about how you protect personal messages and how you will continue to do so. In this sense, he has highlighted several aspects:

  • “WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or listen to your calls, and neither can Facebook ”.
  • “WhatsApp does not maintain record of who you call or text ”.
  • “WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook ”.
  • “WhatsAoo does not share your contacts with Facebook ”.
  • “WhatsApp groups they remain private ”.
  • “You can program your messages to eliminate themselves ”.
  • “Can download all your information ”.

Things change if we talk about WhatsApp Business. Many companies use the Facebook host to store and manage your chats with users. In this way, it is inevitable that the data is held by Facebook and that the Zuckerberg social network uses these to sending targeted advertisements within the platform.

To correct this problem, WhatsApp will launch a warning by means of a label to users warning that the company is hosted on Facebook. Likewise, the messaging app also warns that, if users interact with an ad on Facebook, the social network may use that information to serve similar advertisements.

Will the clarifications be enough? Do they convince you? Leave your opinion in the comments!