Message Privately. Speak Freely.
We’ve built WhatsApp with industry-leading end-to-end encryption so your personal messages are protected by default, and stay between you and those you send them to. No one else, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them. What you share, and with whom you share it, is fully under your control.
Your privacy is automatic
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
Choose additional layers of protection to suit your privacy needs.
Send photos and videos that disappear after a single view.
Last seen and Online
Choose to be seen by only those you want – everyone, your contacts, some of your contacts, or no one.
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: