As more apps are installed in shelter work profile the more data are available for collecting and used by the trackers.
From my site of view it’s better to use for example twitter in main profile as PWA than using it in shelter. Same for Instagram. So if there is a web interface for the app, better using it as PWA (if available) than as app in shelter
I am currently using Shelter with Whatsapp, but since I have found the ‘protected apps’ option under Settings -> Privacy I was wondering whether this method could be used instead. Would it bring the same benefit or what is the difference between the two options?
No, you have to allow whatsapp access to your contacts, otherwise it won’t work. If you will use whatsapp in normal profile it will copy your complete address book with all contacts which doesn’t have anything to do with whatsapp.
Thanks @harvey186 So, ‘protected apps’ mean that they do not have access to contacts and therefore apps which do not require access to contacts could be used as protected apps, e.g. FB messenger. Is that correct?