You can also configure the application to protect your privacy and ensure the confidentiality of your content. Find out how with these tips.
How to configure the WhatsApp application to protect your privacy and the confidentiality of your content?
WhatsApp offers new options to guarantee the security of the application and guarantee the confidentiality of the content that you share with your contacts. When you create an account on WhatsApp Messenger, all your personal information such as your mobile phone number, your profile picture or your status, are accessible to all users of the messaging application. To protect your privacy, all you need to do is make a few changes to your settings.
– Disable the visibility of your personal information in the WhatsApp application
By modifying the privacy settings of the WhatsApp application, you will be able to exclude people who are not in your contact list and protect your privacy. By default, in WhatsApp Messenger, your account is visible to everyone. All users of the application can know if you are online, see your profile picture or your status among others. To remedy this, the social network offers several functions to modify these parameters and limit access to your information.
– Disable “Seen on” option in WhatsApp
When you are not logged into the WhatsApp app and your contacts open one of your chats, they will be able to see the time of your last login to the social network. Everyone can see the time of your last visit on WhatsApp. If you want this information to be private, you can change this privacy setting. To do this, go to WhatsApp settings and go to “Account”. Then tap “Privacy”. Then select the “Seen In” tab to choose who can see this information. The application will offer you different options: “Everyone”, “My contacts”, “No one”. Select “Person” if you want this data to remain secret.
– Hide your profile picture on WhatsApp
You can also change your privacy settings to hide your profile picture on the WhatsApp app. This is because anyone can see your profile picture if you haven’t made any changes to this option. As before, go to the privacy settings of your WhatsApp account. In the “Profile photo” tab, select the option you prefer to exclude people who should not see your profile photo.
– Hide your news on WhatsApp
Your WhatsApp news refers to the message that appears under your name in other users’ contact lists. There are different options: “available, busy, in a meeting, only emergency calls…” You can also customize it and add the message you want to share with your contacts. To define who can see your “News” on WhatsApp, also go to the privacy settings as before and choose the “News” tab and then “Everyone, My contacts, Nobody”.
– Set who can see your status on WhatsApp
Statuses in WhatsApp Messenger are used to share text, videos, photos, or reactions that will last for 24 hours before being deleted. These statuses can only be seen by your WhatsApp contacts. If you want to change this setting and make your statuses visible only to a certain list of contacts, follow these steps. Go to the app’s privacy settings and go to the “Status” tab. You can choose between “My contacts”, “My contacts except”, “Only share with”. This allows you to limit the visibility of your statuses on WhatsApp Messenger based on your choices.
You can enable other privacy settings on the WhatsApp app to protect your data and personal information. To do this, go to your account settings.