The app WhatsApp would like to have permission to access my device’s photos, media and files.
If I grant permission, exactly what can (could) the application access?
Can it access all of the photos on my phone? Or just the photos I have shared or downloaded with the app?
Can it access all of the phone’s media?
Can it access all of the files on the phone?
Or does Android restrict what it can access? If so, what does it restrict it to and how?
I’m not interested in what WhatsApp says it will or won’t access, or even what it has promised in its EULA. I’m interested in what it could access, if it wanted to.