WhatsApp in its statement said, “Many arguments arose over our recent update and we have noticed that there is a lot of confusion in the minds of the people regarding the same. We would like to make a few facts clear to the public – No one can read the personal conversations which have end-to-end encryption, not even WhatsApp or Facebook. We do not share your contacts with Facebook and also are unable to track your location or access your phone or text logs. The recent updates won’t change any of these”.
“Instead, the update includes new options that people must use if they wish to handle their business accounts on WhatsApp. It also explains how the collected data would be collected and used if the said option is used. This update does not increase our ability to share data with Facebook”.