by: Ch. Muhammad Natiq.
Globally popular messaging application WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has announced 3 new privacy features.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced these features in WhatsApp in a Facebook post. He said that new privacy features are coming to Whats App. New ways to keep private will continue to be introduced.
According to Meta’s subsidiary WhatsApp, these three new privacy tools are being introduced as an additional security dimension when sending messages. Zuckerberg said that the new privacy features being introduced in WhatsApp include removing from groups without anyone knowing, controlling who can see you online and who can’t, and opening only once. Including not being able to take screenshots of messages.
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WhatsApp will introduce a stealth mode feature for its users this month after which users will appear online only in front of their chosen people. “We will continue to create new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Mark Zuckerberg said.
WhatsApp also released a statement detailing these features.
One feature is to leave WhatsApp groups silently. By doing this, the group admin will know with an alert, but the other members will not know about it. This feature will be more useful in large WhatsApp groups that have a lot of messages. People get worried.
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The second feature will also be very useful for the users as it can prevent others from knowing that you are online. In this regard, you will have 4 options available: Everyone, My contacts, No body and My contacts except.
Now that you’re online on WhatsApp, everyone who can see your profile knows it. Both features will be available to users sometime this month.
In the third feature, a message is sent which disappears after being viewed once, but these messages can be screenshotted, so now the screenshot will be blocked by the new feature.