“There has been a lot of misinformation that causes concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and facts,” the company said in a statement .
In its note, WhatsApp insists that it does not share our contacts with Facebook, does not keep the records of our messages or calls, and that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook are able to read the messages, as they are encrypted end-to-end.
“We are going to delay the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms,” the company says. “No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8th. We are also going to do a lot more to clear up misinformation about how privacy and security work on WhatsApp. “
This does not mean that you have stalled your decision: “Then we will go to the people little by little to review the policy at their own pace before the new business options are available on May 15.”
Among the data collected that WhatsApp will share with Facebook companies are those associated with each user’s account and the use made of the service. For example, the phone number, the transactions carried out, the mobile used or the IP address.