Check out 3 New Amazing WhatsApp Features and how to use it for free : WhatsApp, the free messaging and video calling app, used by over 2 billion people in more than 180 countries, has introduced three new privacy features.
The WhatsApp messaging app is owned by Meta, owners of Facebook and Instagram.
A statement released on Tuesday, August 9, indicates that the new privacy features provide even more layers of protection and give users more control over their messages.
“This is all part of how we work to keep your conversations secure on WhatsApp,” the statement read.
Your privacy deserves more protection.
That's why we're excited to announce three 🆕 layers of security to wrap your messages in.
Learn what they do 👇 pic.twitter.com/AmV0YoZcC8
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) August 9, 2022
Below are the new privacy features:
Whatsapp said the following in a blog post:
- Leave Groups Silently: We love our group chats, but some are not forever. We’re making it possible to exit a group privately without making it a big deal to everyone. Now, instead of notifying the full group when you are leaving, only the admins will be notified. This feature will start to roll out to all users this month.
- Choose Who Can See When You’re Online: Seeing when friends or family are online helps us feel connected to one another, but we’ve all had times when we wanted to check our WhatsApp privately. For the moments you want to keep your online presence private, we’re introducing the ability to select who can and can’t see when you’re online. This will start rolling out to all users this month.
- Screenshot Blocking For View Once Messages: View Once is already an incredibly popular way to share photos or media that don’t need to have a permanent digital record. Now we’re enabling screenshot blocking for View Once messages for an added layer of protection. We’re testing this feature now and are excited to roll it out to users soon.
This feature is still being tested and will be rolled out to users soon.
“To spread the word about these new layers of protection, we’re also kicking off a campaign to educate people about the new features and our continued commitment to protecting your private conversations on WhatsApp,” the company said.
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Meta, said this about the new features:
“New privacy features coming to WhatsApp: exit group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots on view once messages.
“We’ll keep building new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations.”