Whatsapp Flaw make your group chat discoverable on Google

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whatsapp group chats

Whatsapp Flaw makes your group chat discoverable on Google. This is because of the Google indexing which makes the invite link and links to provide group chat visible on google. The flaw was first discovered by a Twitter user and journalist Jordan Wildon. More details below.

Group Chat on Google

WhatsApp so-called secure private messaging service is not so secure as per “Motherboard”. The private groups were visible by searching specific google searches. The results included many porn-sharing groups and some other secret groups. The groups were able to provide all personal information such as participants’ phone numbers.

Group admins have the option to invalidate the group chat links but it generates a new link. It doesn’t disable the original link. Google didn’t publish any statement. But Facebook and WhatsApp published the below news while talking to The Verge.

Facebook / WhatsApp spokesperson Alison Bonny said in an email to The Verge that “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,” adding that “links that users wish to share privately with people they know and trust should not be posted on a publicly accessible website.”

The Verge, 2020
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