WhatsApp has clarified about the leak of private chat on Google.
Due to the drawback on WhatsApp, by searching WhatsApp group on Google, it could read your chats and also join your private group. WhatsApp has clarified on this mistake.
- Last Updated:January 12, 2021, 3:23 PM IST
WhatsApp said on Monday that it is taking necessary steps to stop Google indexing of its users and group invites. WhatsApp has asked Google not to make such chats public and advised users not to share group chat links on publicly accessible websites.
Let us tell you that Google had indexed the invite link for private WhatsApp group chats, which means that anyone can easily search and join various private chat groups. Index WhatsApp group chat link has now been removed from Google. A WhatsApp spokesperson said that from March 2020, WhatsApp has included the noindex tag on all deep link pages, which will exclude them from indexing. A WhatsApp spokesperson said that we have given our feedback to Google not to index these chats.Chats leaked from indexing of group chat invites
Let us tell you that this problem was first seen in 2019, it was fixed after the time it became public. By allowing indexing of group chat invites, WhatsApp was providing many private groups on the Internet. Their links could have been accessed using a simple search on Google, whoever finds these links can not only join the group but are being shared by members and others in the group with posts on their phones. You can also see the number. Cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajhariya posted its screen shot on Twitter.
People looking for alternatives like Telegram and Signal
Let us tell you that some of the links indexed by Google were related to porn sharing WhatsApp group. At the same time, some groups were links to WhatsApp groups related to specific communities or other issues. WhatsApp gives clarification on leaks every now and then, but at some places its privacy is slowly starting to weaken, due to which people are looking for other alternatives like Telegram and Signal.