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  • Google has confirmed a Privacy Dashboard bug affecting WhatsApp.
  • The bug resulted in erroneous microphone usage notifications for WhatsApp.
  • Google says you need to update WhatsApp to resolve the issue.

Is WhatsApp listening to your real-world conversations? There’s a chance your Android phone’s Privacy Dashboard might think so, but Google has now revealed that this is a bug.

Twitter user Foad Dabiri noted last month that his phone’s Privacy Dashboard showed WhatsApp was frequently using his microphone. The Privacy Dashboard for Android allows you to get a log of when apps are using your phone’s permissions, and Dabiri’s log showed WhatsApp accessing the mic every few minutes. Check out his screenshot below.