we sent an email to the whatsapp support asking them why the application requires all those permissions to run
yesterday i tried to install it , and notice that it asked for my number to send a verification via sms,however the application red the sms without my permission which showed that it had access to my sms without my permission.
however i went to my application permissions and denied the application from having access to all the data , leaving only the internet connection available . But the application refused to start .
Anyway this application is a privacy concern for me , i wonder why this application needs access to my mail,mobile inbox and multimedia infos?
but they didn’t only replied by “we don’t require access to your mail or mobile inbox”. So i am really wondering how did the application get the verification code from my sms inbox (without asking me either i allow or not) and why the application refuses to run without having permission to my sms/mail inbox,multimedias and geo location?