Whatsapp privacy guide

WhatsApp Privacy Guide


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Full WhatsApp privacy policy

What Information Does WhatsApp Collect

Device information

WhatsApp automatically collects information from your device such as your mobile network, IP address, operating system, browser & hardware model.
Other users can provide your contact informationAnother WhatsApp user can share your contact information, including your phone number without asking your permission.

Information shared among usersYour 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.

Data Shared with WhatsApp

In-app activityApp InformationYES
Log filesApp InformationYES
Mobile networkDeviceYES
IP addressDeviceYES
Operating systemDeviceYES
Device identifiersDeviceYES
Hardware modelDeviceYES
Mobile phone numberPersonal InformationYES
Your phone number from other usersThird-partyYES
Contacts phone numbersThird-partyYES
Last time usedTimeYES
Last update time for status messageTimeYES
Status messageApp InformationNO
Device locationDeviceNO
Profile picturePersonal InformationNO
Profile namePersonal InformationNO

How to Protect Your Privacy on WhatsApp

Restrict the Access to Your Personal Information

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

How to Delete Your WhatsApp Account

In order to delete your WhatsApp account, follow these 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

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