Your WhatsApp Private Chats Can be Found On Google Search

An app reverse-engineer Jane Wong recently revealed that the Google is indexing invite links of the WhatsApp private groups and displaying on search results. This means with a simple search, random people can discover and join a wide range of WhatsApp group chats.

Jane Wong added in a tweet that Google has around 470,000 results for a simple search of “chat.whatsapp.com,” part of the URL that makes up invites to WhatsApp groups.

A WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement, “Group admins in WhatsApp groups are able to invite any WhatsApp user to join that group by sharing a link that they have generated. Like all content that is shared in searchable, public channels, invite links that are posted publicly on the internet can be found by other WhatsApp users. Links that users wish to share privately with people they know and trust should not be posted on a publicly accessible website.”

Motherboard – vice (source)

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