2 billion WhatsApp users, company ready to share metadata for investigation

Now WhatsApp users worldwide have reached 2 billion. The CEO of the company said that there is no question of removing end to end encryption, but if necessary, metadata of users can be given to the investigating agencies.

Instant messaging app WhatsApp has reached 2 billion users worldwide. Earlier, according to the official figure of 2018, WhatsApp had 1.5 billion users. Significantly, Facebook was bought by WhatsApp in 2009.

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart told the Wall Street Journal that the company would not make any changes to the encryption policy. However, he also said that WhatsApp can give metadata of users’ chats to the lawmakers for investigation if needed.

Questions have been raised many times about the privacy of WhatsApp, but the company still gives end to end encryption. Talking about the parent company of WhatsApp Facebook, the company has 2.5 billion users worldwide.

Recently, there has been a report that the company has put a stay on advertising on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is used more in India and the company has also launched India centric features.

At present, the increase in WhatsApp userbase in India can be recorded even more. Because the company is now ready to launch WhatsApp Pay official and the company has also got the green signal from the government.

However, some NGOs in India are opposing it. He says that WhatsApp is not clear about user data localization.

Facebook had announced last year that the company is working on the cross-platform. Under this, users of another app can be communicated using WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. However, it is not yet clear how long the cross-platform feature company will bring.  

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