June 14, 2024

controversy? WhatsApp announces a new privacy feature

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controversy?  WhatsApp announces a new privacy feature

The digital age has brought with it a number of benefits to our society, particularly in the way we communicate and interact with it. An example of this is the WhatsApp instant messaging application, which has become an indispensable tool for billions of people around the world.

However, as technology advances, we also need to be aware of the challenges and concerns surrounding the privacy and security of our personal information.

In this context, privacy settings play a major role in WhatsApp. They allow us to control who can contact us, see our personal information and share content with us.

By adjusting these settings, we have the power to protect our privacy and determine how we interact with other users. Keeping our conversations private is essential to the security and trust we place in WhatsApp.

So, with end-to-end encryption, the app ensures that only the people involved in the conversation can read and access the content.

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New updates for WhatsApp

Last day 15/5 Meta, Mark Zuckerberg’s company, announced updates to its WhatsApp messaging app. With this, it aims to further improve the privacy and security of users.

Among the new functions, the ability to hide conversations and protect them with a password stands out. This new functionality represents an important step forward in protecting privacy on WhatsApp.

Users will now have the option to keep some chats completely invisible in the main chat list, making them accessible only via a password set by the account owner.

Specifically regarding this update, we can say that forgetting the unlocked cell phone may not be a concern anymore, because even if someone else has access to the device, it will not be possible to see the conversations you have hidden.

Update details

It is important to emphasize that when you hide and block a contact with a password, all messages from that contact will be completely invisible to the user, unless they are unlocked.

This means that the contact’s name will not be displayed in the notification bar and no messages sent by that contact will appear.

Even more so, if the contact sends any type of media, such as photos, videos, or documents. In this way, these files will not be displayed in the user’s gallery before unlocking.

This functionality adds a layer of privacy and security, ensuring that hidden contacts remain completely private and away from prying eyes.

Users have complete control over which conversations they want to hide and protect, while keeping their personal information private.

Meta stated that they are working on getting this update out to all users as quickly as possible. Therefore, it is important to check on your App Store if your WhatsApp is up to date.

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