3 Important updates on WhatsApp to improve your privacy

Tech experts advise all users of the WhatsApp instant messaging application to make 3 major changes in the “Settings” menu in early 2022, related to improving privacy.

block whatsapp

Blocking WhatsApp separately on iPhone is very important, because it prevents people who use your phone from seeing your messages.

To activate this step, you need to go to the WhatsApp settings, then click on “Account” and choose “Privacy”.

From Privacy, the screen lock can be activated using your fingerprint or face and you will also have the option to specify a period of time in which one of the two functions will be required again.

After activating this feature, every time you go to open WhatsApp, it will ask you for your fingerprint or a photo of your face to verify that you are actually reading your conversations private.

self-deletion texts of whatsapp

WhatsApp has a recently added feature, which will automatically self-destruct new texts after one day.

The new update aims to improve your privacy by destroying old WhatsApp messages.

And you can set the “missing messages” function in so that it automatically activates for all new chats, without affecting existing chats.

And two new periods have been added for hidden messages, 24 hours and 90 days, so you can now choose from 4 options in total, 24 hours, 7 days and 90 days, or disable the function in permanently.

To activate this feature you have to go to Settings, then click on Account, choose “Privacy”, then activate the default message timer.

This feature was only implemented a few weeks ago, so be sure to update WhatsApp to the latest version.

Account verification in 2 steps

The last change you should make to WhatsApp in early 2022 is to turn on verification in two passes, one pass in more to verify your phone number, to help keep hackers out of your account.

To activate verification in two steps, go to Settings, tap Accounts and turn on verification in two steps.

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