About WhatsApp permissions
When you first use features in WhatsApp, WhatsApp may require access to information or applications from your Android phone. Turning off permissions might cause WhatsApp to lose certain functionality.
If you've already installed WhatsApp, you can control the permissions the app uses in your phone's settings. Depending on your Android phone, you can do this a couple of ways:
- Open your phone's Settings, then tap Apps & notifications > WhatsApp > Permissions.
- Open your phone’s Settings, then tap Apps > Manage apps > WhatsApp > App permissions or Other permissions.