Your Privacy is Our Priority. Message Privately.
Our mission is to connect the world privately by designing a product that's simple and private. Whether you are sending a personal message to your friends or family, or texting with a business, your communications are secure and you are in control.
Your privacy is automatic
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End-to-end encryption
Conversations in end-to-end encrypted chats are clearly labeled with a gold message; these messages and calls stay between you, and no one else can read or listen to its content, not even WhatsApp.
Messages are stored on your device
Your messages belong to you. That's why your messages are stored on your phone, and we don't share them with advertisers.
You control your privacy
WhatsApp makes it simple to understand and customize your privacy and security.
View Once
Send photos and videos that disappear after a single view.
Two-step verification
Add extra security when you sign in to your account.
Lock your WhatsApp
Enable Touch ID, Face ID, or Android fingerprint lock to secure your WhatsApp.
Read receipts
Choose whether contacts can see if you've read their messages.
Last seen
Choose if only your contacts, everyone, or nobody can see when you last opened WhatsApp.
Profile photo privacy
Decide if only contacts, everyone, or nobody can see your profile photo.
Status privacy
Choose who can see your status updates.
Group privacy settings
Choose whether everyone, all your contacts, or only some contacts can add you to a group chat.
We're committed to keeping you safe
WhatsApp offers a series of tools, features, and resources to help you make informed decisions and keep your communication safe and secure.
Learn how to:
Customize your privacy features on Android | iPhone
Block users
Report spam
Use WhatsApp responsibly
Limit the spread of misinformation
Data transparency
We want to be clear about what information remains private and what information we collect and share with our parent company, Facebook. The information we share helps us provide the best user experience and improve security. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, see our privacy policy.
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