No, end-to-end encryption does not prevent Facebook from accessing WhatsApp chats

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Facebook’s “family” shared container, accessible by Messenger
Facebook’s “family” shared container, accessible by WhatsApp

Aren’t WhatsApp chats encrypted anyway?

ChatStorage.sqlite stores all messages and metadata displayed in WhatsApp

Hope?

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