In an attempt to clear the air around their new terms and privacy policies, the Facebook-owned app, WhatsApp has launched an official account on its status platform.
“There’s been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts,” the company said in a blog post.
The first post informed users that WhatsApp will let its users know about new features and updates through the status platform.
“WhatsApp is now on Status!” WhatsApp said. “We’ll let you about new features and updates here.”
The second post included a reminder of WhatsApp commitments to user privacy, highlighting that nothing is changing for individual users and their chats will continue to be as secure as before.
“One thing that isn’t new is our commitment to your privacy.”
Whatsapp further reminded us that it uses end-to-end encryption. When end-to-end encrypted, messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp or Facebook.
“WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted,” WhatsApp said.
“Stay tuned for more updates” read the last post meaning that we will be hearing more from WhatsApp on the platform.