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Got a notification today that whatsapp is using microphone while not using the phone.

To view it again I got under settings/lock screen/app permission monitor/permission history and during the day whatsapp used contacts several times. I am using samsung s7 (sm-g930p), running on android 8.0.0 (august 1 2018 security patch level)

Can someone explain what is happening? Is anyone else experiencing this?enter image description here

  • The contacts are accessed at regular intervals to look for any new numbers that may have joined/left whatsapp. But the microphone thing is really fishy. – harpratap Oct 15 '18 at 0:33
  • cmon @harpratap, I was crossing my fingers for a good news.. however, I uninstalled/installed and updated it again, now its not requesting the mic anymore. I hope they had a bug and fixed it.. – Ermir Beqiraj Oct 15 '18 at 7:24
  • fixed it like "Android sys can't detect them anymore" lol – Ermir Beqiraj Oct 15 '18 at 7:24
  • A bit off topic, but how do you reach the permission access history? – Yoav Feuerstein Oct 19 '18 at 8:24
  • @YoavFeuerstein settings/lock screen/app permission monitor/permission history – Ermir Beqiraj Oct 19 '18 at 13:37

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