Top Five Privacy Features to Secure Your WhatsApp Chats in 2022

WhatsApp’s Top 5 Privacy Features.
 Used instant messaging app with over 400 million users in India itself. This also means that the company must ensure the privacy of its users. In an effort to do that, the Facebook-hosted app has seen a variety of updates over the years and while some of them have brought new and exciting features, some of them have brought an extra layer of security. Here are five privacy features you should be aware of:

Report, Block Users

WhatsApp users who do not want to receive messages or voice, as well as video calls through an app from another user, can block or block and report. If the person's name is not saved in your contacts list or WhatsApp user account, a blocking option will appear in the chat window itself. Once the number is saved, Android users can follow these steps: Go to WhatsApp and select the name of the person you want to block · Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the chat window Select the 'More' option, select a block from the drop-down menu For iOS users: · Go to WhatsApp and choose the name of the person you want to block · Touch the Up Bar · The second option on the page is 'Block'.

Biometric lock

Providing an extra layer of security for users, this feature ensures that no one else can read user messages. For Android users, there is a 'Fingerprint ID', while iOS users can protect messages with Touch ID and Face ID. To enable the feature on their devices, WhatsApp users can follow these steps: Fingerprint ID: People who use WhatsApp on their Android devices can follow the steps outlined below to enable the Fingerprint feature in the app: · Go to the settings option on your WhatsApp Click on Account · Go to the privacy option · Tick 'enable lock fingerprint' Touch ID and Face ID: Apple device owners using WhatsApp can follow these steps to enable Touch ID and Face ID in the app: · Go to the settings option on your WhatsApp · Click on Account · Go to the privacy option · Go to Lock Screen · Enable Touch ID or Face ID.

3) Choose who can see your display image and status

WhatsApp users enjoy the option to choose who can see or can see their displayed image, status and status story. WhatsApp also offers its users to allow only those people who want to see their profile pictures. There are three user options: "Everyone", "My Contacts" and "No one" and by selecting any of them, users can grant appropriate access. To enable privacy feature: · Go to Settings option for WhatsApp · Click on Account · Go to the privacy option · Click Profile Profile · Choose one of the three options To stop people from watching your status story, which lasts 24 hours after uploading, iOS users can follow these steps: · Go to the status tab on your WhatsApp · Click the Privacy option at the top left · Choose from three options - My Contacts, My External Contact…., Share With ... Only.

4) Choose who can add you to WhatsApp groups

WhatsApp gives you the option to create groups to make communication easier between multiple users. Of course, there are a few users who do not want to be added to certain groups and as a result, the company has recently introduced a solution. The WhatsApp group privacy gives users the option to decide who they want to grant access to to add to the group. Users find options that allow them to grant access to “Everyone”, “My Contacts” and “Someone”.

5) Disable 'message reading' feature

The blue marker feature on WhatsApp helps users know whether the message they have sent is being read by the recipient or not. However, there are some users who do not want the senders to know whether the message was read by them or not. To disable green tags, or read the message feature in the app, users can follow the steps below:

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