Jan Koum Denies Rumors About any Changes in WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy


Responding to concerns shown by WhatsApp users about the messaging app’s privacy policy after its acquisition by Facebook, the app’s founder, Jan Koum said that WhatsApp remains committed to protecting the personal information of its users and is unhappy about rumors circulating in media.

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app of the world, having more than 450 million users around the globe. It was acquired by Facebook, one of the leading social media websites of the world with more than 1.2 billion users, last month for a mammoth $19 billion deal, making headlines around the globe.

Koum expressed in a blog post, WhatsApp prides itself at protecting its users’ privacy and nothing will change after the app’s merger with Facebook.

Apart from taking a user’s mobile phone number at the time of registration, WhatsApp does not take any other information and the app’s founder has made it clear that the privacy policy will not change in future.

He further added that WhatsApp would never have partnered with Facebook if the deal meant they had to change their values.

Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg had also clarified earlier through a statement that the management will not tinker with the messaging app’s existing policy.



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