This has naturally caused an uproar among WhatsApp users who are now switching to alternatives. WhatsApp has now tweeted in hopes to reassure users that their messages are still safe.
WhatsApp in its tweet highlighted points on private messages, group chats, contacts, calls, and data. It said neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can access your private messages or hear your calls.
WhatsApp also said it does not keep a track on your calls, and does not share your contacts with Facebook. It also highlighted that your shared location remains hidden, and so does group chats.
. WhatsApp also has this option for users to download their data.