Published: 31st January 2021
WhatsApp expands status messaging to reassure users about privacy after consumers start re-considering usage
A new nationwide study revealed last week that 79 per cent of consumers among those surveyed are re-considering their WhatsApp usage
The messages read "One thing that isn't new is our commitment to your privacy," along with a reminder that "WhatsApp can't read or listen to your personal conversations as they're end-to-end encrypted," reports The Verge. A WhatsApp spokesperson said: "Going forward, we're going to provide updates to people in the Status tab so people hear from WhatsApp directly". "Our first update reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your personal messages, and neither can Facebook, because they are protected by end-to-end encryption".