is WhatsApp respecting your privacy?

TL;DR No, It isn't!

Let's take a look at the whole whatsapp thing once again. Over the last two weeks, A WhatsApp Privacy Policy update which was originally to go in effect on Feb 08 but now has been postponed to sometime in May 2021 has gathered attention from a big chunk of whatsapp users and privacy advocates. While it is obviously a thing to be concerned if you care about your privacy and personal information, There seems to be a lot of misinformation being circulated around what happens after this new privacy policy comes in effect.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at