WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world with more than 2 billion active users, but their chats can be leaked with the slightest negligence of users.
Many privacy features have also been given on the app to keep personal conversions safe. You can keep yourself protected by changing some easy privacy settings on WhatsApp.
The messaging platform WhatsApp is quite popular and the security too, but a little carelessness can outweigh the users. The Crime Branch of Faridabad Police has revealed a case of blackmailing, in which accounts and chats of more than 100 girls were hacked and they are being blackmailed.
Three people have been arrested in this case. With the help of these girls’ phone numbers, personal details and chats were hacked and they were being blackmailed.
Chats on WhatsApp are encrypted end-to-end, meaning that no one else can read or watch them apart from the sender and receiver. In such a case, the fault of the sender or receiver becomes the reason for the account or chats being hacked. As a user, you should keep some security features of WhatsApp on and avoid carelessness. Here are the features and settings with which you can keep WhatsApp account and chats safe, here.
Lock with TouchID or FaceID
On both Android and iOS users can protect WhatsApp with the help of the Xtra feature. The app can be unlocked with the help of Face ID in iPhone and fingerprint scanner in Android phones. You can enable it by going to settings.
2-Step Verification Settings
To keep the account safe, it adds extra security layer. After activating this feature from the settings, phone reset or SIM change, a 6-digit passcode is required to login to the WhatsApp account. This passcode comes to the user and no other account can be accessed.
Hide last scene and profile photo
While taking care of your privacy, it is important to keep the profile photo and last scene hidden from people whose number is not saved in your contact list. You can select privacy for last scene and profile photo by going to WhatsApp settings.
Keep update whatsapp
The company keeps fixing bugs or flaws in WhatsApp with updates. In such a situation, it is important that you keep your app updated. If you want, you can also turn on automatic updates from the Play Store, which will automatically update the app as soon as the new version arrives.
Do not click on unknown links
Messages from unknown numbers on WhatsApp should not be responded to if not necessary. Also, clicking on a link from an unknown number or in a group can be dangerous, always avoid doing so. Only click on the Trusted link in the app.