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WhatsApp Privacy Policy

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Last Updated Apr 19 2018


What are the threats to your privacy when using WhatsApp

Device information WhatsApp automatically collects information from your device such as your mobile network, IP address, operating system, browser & hardware model. Read More
Other users can provide your contact information Another WhatsApp user can share your contact information, including your phone number without asking your permission. Read More
Information shared among users Your phone number, profile name and photo, online status and status message, last seen status, and receipts may be available to anyone who uses WhatsApp services. Read More
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Data shared with WhatsApp

In-app activity App Information YES
Log files App Information YES
Mobile network Device YES
Ip address Device YES
Operating system Device YES
Device identifiers Device YES
Browser Device YES
Hardware model Device YES
Mobile phone number Personal Information YES
Your phone number from other users Third-party YES
Contacts phone numbers Third-party YES
Last time used Time YES
Last update time for status message Time YES
Status message App Information NO
Device location Device NO
Profile picture Personal Information NO
Profile name Personal Information NO

How to protect your privacy on WhatsApp

Restrict the access to your personal information

You can limit the access to your personal information to your contacts

How to delete your WhatsApp account

In order to delete your WhatsApp account, follow this steps:
  1. Visit the Settings tab > Account
  2. Tap "Delete my account"
  3. Confirm your number and tap "DELETE MY ACCOUNT"

How to contact WhatsApp about your privacy

If you have questions about WhatsApp's Privacy Policy, you can contact them online or:

WhatsApp Inc. 
Privacy Policy 
1601 Willow Road 
Menlo Park, California 94025 
United States of America

Questions about the Privacy Policy of WhatsApp

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