— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2021
The first statement from the company comes from WhatsApp head, Will Cathcart. He emphasized the fact that all chats happening on the platform are secure and encrypted. He also clarified that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook has access to its user’s private chats.
Here’s what the WhatsApp chief said
Cathcart has published a thread that covers all the concerns rising around the privacy of user data. He starts by telling that the messages and calls made using WhatsApp are still end-to-end encrypted. He clears that with end-to-end encryption, neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can access the contents of a chat between two users.