An Urgent Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy Updates

An Urgent Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy Updates

“Since we recently shared an update about our Privacy Policy we have received many thoughtful questions from our users in Egypt and we’re eager to address them.

We have started to deliver a special Status message that will be available to everyone in Egypt which reaffirms that WhatsApp cannot see your private messages, and neither can Facebook.”

– WhatsApp spokesperson

Following the update of WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy, we have received many thoughtful questions. We want our users in Egypt to know that we have heard their questions and concerns, and we want to answer their questions directly.

Therefore starting today we are delivering a message to all WhatsApp users in Egypt via a Status post.

Here is how users will see it:

– When a user goes to the Status tab, they’ll see a Status update from WhatsApp with our logo and a green verification checkmark at the top of their list.
– The status will include 4 images explaining our commitment to privacy
– Once the user opens the WhatsApp status, every image in the campaign disappears in 24 hours
– The 4 images in the post highlight
– We are committed to your privacy
– WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal messages as they’re end-to-end encrypted
– WhatsApp can’t see your shared location
– WhatsApp doesn’t share your contacts

“The safety and security of you and your messages are really important to us. However, just like regular SMS or phone calls, it’s possible for other WhatsApp users who have your phone number to contact you.

We advise all users never to share their WhatsApp SMS verification code with others, not even friends or family. We also recommend that all users set up 2-step verification. For more information and resources on how to stay safe online visit our website.”

– WhatsApp spokesperson

A Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy UpdatesA Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy UpdatesA Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy UpdatesAn Urgent Message from WhatsApp to All Egyptian Users about their Privacy Policy Updates

Information and resources on how to stay safe on WhatsApp

The safety and security of you and your messages matter to us. We want you to know about the tools and features we’ve designed to help you stay safe while using WhatsApp.

We also provide some links to other resources that can help you generally stay safe online.

Hoax messages

You may have received spam from an unauthorized third party and not WhatsApp. We work diligently to reduce any spam messages that come through our system.

Creating a safe space for users to communicate with one another is a priority.

However, just like regular SMS or phone calls, it is possible for other WhatsApp users who have your phone number to contact you. Thus, we want to help you identify and handle these messages.

About stolen accounts

You should never share your WhatsApp SMS verification code with others, not even friends or family.

If you’re tricked into sharing your code and lose access to your WhatsApp account, read the instructions below to recover your account.

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