- 1 WhatsApp tips, more secure and private in 2019
- 1.1 Protect your WhatsApp discussions with fingerprint, Touch ID or Face ID
- 1.2 Prevent them from knowing your last connection
- 1.3 Hide double blue check
- 1.4 They prevent you from reading your messages in notifications
- 1.5 Hide your profile picture
- 1.6 Block a contact
- 1.7 Prevent WhatsApp images from flooding your gallery
- 1.8 Reply privately in a group
- 1.9 Empty discussions or delete discussions
- 1.10 Enable all hidden features of WhatsApp
- 1.11 Send messages to someone who is not in the contacts list
- 1.12 Avoid being invited to WhatsApp groups
- 1.13 Enable two-step verification
- 1.14 Log out of WhatsApp Web
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WhatsApp tips, more secure and private in 2019
There are several adjustments we can make about WhatsApp to improve security. At this point we can enable or disable the following functions:
Protect your WhatsApp discussions with fingerprint, Touch ID or Face ID
The first option is that of block WhatsApp discussions with fingerprint or facial recognition under iOS and Android by following the steps described in the previous link. In the case of iOS, we will go to Settings> Account> Privacy> Lock screen and we will mark Require a face ID / Require a Touch ID. Finally, we will choose the time between immediately, after 1 minute, after 15 minutes and after 1 hour.
Prevent them from knowing your last connection
An important function of privacy is to no longer let people know when it was the last time we connected to WhatsApp. To do this, select Settings> Account> Privacy> Last. Time and we will mark "Nobody". Of course, we must keep in mind that if we do that, we will not see the last connection of the contacts either.
Hide double blue check
The double blue check is one of WhatsApp's features that has given more talk lately. As we know, when we send a message, a check appears next to it. Once received by the device, a second control appears and when the recipient reads the message, this double control becomes blue. If we do not want to tell them that we have read a message or not, we will go to Settings> Account> Privacy and we will unbutton Reading confirmations.
They prevent you from reading your messages in notifications
Surely you have often learned your phone from someone and you have received a WhatsApp message. You may not want the content to be reflected, which can not be displayed in notifications. To do this, you can avoid in Settings> Notifications> Overview on iPhone or in Settings> Notifications> uncheck High Priority Notifications on Android.
Hide your profile picture
The profile picture says too much about us. Although it is always recommended to choose this image with caution, WhatsApp allows us to limit the people who can see it. To do this, go to Settings> Account> Privacy> Profile picture and we will check if we want everyone to see it, my contacts or anyone.
Block a contact
Avoid being bothered by WhatsApp it's as simple as block this contact. To do this, we will click on your name at the top of the screen and scroll down to find the Block Contact option.
Prevent WhatsApp images from flooding your gallery
This is another important issue for privacy since the WhatsApp Photos they mingle with those of the gallery without control. To avoid this, you can go to Settings> Cats> uncheck Save to display on iPhone or uncheck Show multimedia files in gallery on Android. We can too Avoid automatically downloading WhatsApp content.
Sometimes we may end up talking in groups, but we have to respond privately to a specific person. To do this, we will maintain the message we wish to answer from a group discussion and click on More or in the three points above to access the option. Reply privately. With that, we will respond to the message in an individual conversation with that person.
Empty discussions or delete discussions
We may need to clear the content of the discussions or even delete them completely. This is possible in WhatsApp with an option that works automatically. In Settings> Cats> click Empty All Cats or Delete all cats. We can too remove all WhatsApp data from our device.
Fortunately, we do not have to look at all of these options one at a time, because we have applications that can activate all the hidden functions of WhatsApp. Unfortunately, iPhone users must opt for the manual method, this application being reserved for Android.
Send messages to someone who is not in the contacts list
It is possible send a WhatsApp to someone we do not know and we do not have the agenda of contacts. To do this, we must follow the steps described in the tutorial we just created.
Avoid being invited to WhatsApp groups
This option being deployed gradually, it is possible that some do not have available for the moment. In Settings> Account> Privacy> Groups, we can choose between these options:
- Nobody: Prevents any user from inviting you to a group chat.
- My contacts: Only people registered as a contact can invite you to a group discussion.
- No matter who: All WhatsApp users can invite you to a group discussion.
Enable two-step verification
Add more security to the account and prevent anyone from trying check your number. To do this, we will enable two-step verification in Settings / Configuration> Account> Two-Step Verification> Activate.
Log out of WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp Web allows us to use WhatsApp on a computer via your browser. If it is our usual computer, there is no major problem, but if we connect to the computer of a friend, university or university a public computer, we must log out once the use of WhatsApp Web terminated. To do this, select Settings> WhatsApp Web / Desktop and close all sessions.
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