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Permissions For Whatsapp Application

The list of permissions that a user has to allow for the Whatsapp application is as given below

In-app purchases:

The app allows purchasing inside the application

Device and app history:

The user has to permit the Whatsapp application to read device sensitive data and the internal system state. The application also requires access to the web bookmarks, history and the data regarding the list of running apps.

Cellular data settings:

The Whatsapp application requires a permit to access the data regarding cellular data settings to connect with the internet connection.


Details regarding the identity to find accounts on the device required for the Whatsapp application, it also requires the authentication over to read contact card, modify contact card.


The user has to grant the permissions to read device contacts and to modify.


The Whatsapp application requires rights to read calendar events and confidential data. Retrieves the calendar events and send emails to guests without owner involvement.


The Whatsapp application consists of a feature of share live location and current location so that it requires the access of approximate location to share the current location. It also requires extra location provider commands.


For transmission and receiving the messages, the Whatsapp application requires permission to send, receive, and edit text messages.


The features of audio calls and video calls require access over the call log to read and write them. The user have to provide access to reroute outgoing calls and make calls without user involvement


The WhatsApp application supports sharing the multimedia messages; to do this, it requires authentication to read the contets of USB, modify and delete USB contents.


Access over the camera to take the picture and to record videos


To attend the audio call and video call it requires access to the device microphone

Wi-fi connection information

The whatsapp application can connect with the internet through cellular data or wi-fi connection. To connect with wi-fi, it wants to retrieve the data regarding wi-fi information.

Bluetooth connection information

For sharing the files through  Bluetooth, it requires the information regarding the Bluetooth connections

Wearable sensors

While using the application, it requires to retrieve the information regarding the wearable sensors

Device ID& call information

To avoid any fake any fraudulent tasks the application receives and store the device ID and also the call information of the device.

  • Others
  • Read your social stream
  • Write to your social stream


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