Conversations in WhatsApp is Secure, the app protects the personal calls and messages of users
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform has become an integral part of our lives. Whether you are an iPhone user or an Android user, you would have noticed notifications for regular updates by the application. WhatsApp is constantly working to enhance the user experience and bring changes to its features.
WhatsApp protects the personal calls and messages of users with default end-to-end encryption, so no one but the intended recipient can hear or see them. But that is just one important part of protecting your privacy. Over the years, WhatsApp added new layers of privacy protections to give multiple ways to secure the messages, including disappearing messages that self-destruct, end-to-end encrypted backups when you want to save your chat history, and 2-step verification for added security, and the ability to block and report unwanted chats.
Conversations are Secure on WhatsApp! How?
Leave Groups Silently: We love our group chats but some are not forever. WhatsApp is 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 helping 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, WhatsApp is 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 WhatsApp is enabling screenshot blocking for View Once messages for an added layer of protection. It is testing this feature now and is excited to roll it out to users soon.
To spread the word about these new layers of protection, WhatsApp is also kicking off a campaign to educate people about the new features and its continued commitment to protecting people’s private conversations on WhatsApp.
Since WhatsApp launched in 2009, it has focused on how people can have the next best thing to an in-person conversation when they want to talk to an individual or a group of friends or family. Organizations like schools, local clubs, and non-profit organizations now rely on WhatsApp to communicate securely and get things done — especially since the pandemic forced us all to find creative ways to work together while apart. Given lots of feedback given, there is more than WhatsApp can do to make it easier to help people manage these busy conversations among these kinds of groups. On that note, Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. That way people can receive updates sent to the entire Community and easily organize smaller discussion groups on what matters to them. Communities will also contain powerful new tools for admins, including announcement messages that are sent to everyone and control over which groups can be included.
WhatsApp will continue to protect messages with end-to-end encryption. This security technology has truly never been more necessary to protect people’s privacy and safety. Close-knit groups- schools, members of a religious congregation, even businesses- very much want and need to be able to have secure and private conversations without WhatsApp monitoring their every word.