WhatsApp Sets WhatsApp Status to Explain its Privacy Features

JAN 17: WhatsApp is making all-out efforts to allay concerns around its privacy features. After having published full-page advertisements in newspapers, WhatsApp has posted the same in the in-app Status section.

In a set of four status posts, WhatsApp maintains it does not “read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted.” The appearance of the official Status posts is surprising. Once users have clicked on the posts, they disappear from the Status feed. It does not even show up on the viewed posts as well.

It looks like WhatsApp is not only showing these explainer Status posts in India but in other markets as well.


WhatsApp is facing wide criticism after the company introduced a revised privacy policy. The company had set February 8 deadline for users to accept the policy.