WhatsApp, the world’s most popular instant messaging app, is sometimes criticized for privacy issues.
In recent days, many users on social media have reported and shared screenshots of WhatsApp using their microphones even when the app is closed.
This situation, which caused many complaints, was noticed through the “Privacy Dashboard” that we see on Android.
Available on devices since Android 12, this feature adds a green notification in the top right corner of the screen and notifies users when the microphone is in use.
WhatsApp Continues To Use The Microphone
Some users report that WhatsApp continues to use the microphone even after the call ends, while others say that the microphone permission is turned on in the background even when the app is closed.
Elon Musk Made A Statement
Quoting a screenshot shared on Twitter, Elon Musk said, “WhatsApp cannot be trusted.”
WhatsApp did not share any explanation about why this situation occurred and how it can be solved. However, it is rumored that the problem may be a bug in the application.