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WhatsApp Announces New Privacy Features, Makes Taking Screenshots of Messages Difficult

WhatsApp will soon be rolling out new privacy features that makes the platform as safe as having face to face private conversations

WhatsApp will be getting new privacy features that offer a lot more protection to users. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta has just announced that the new privacy features will be rolling-out soon and WhatsApp chats would then be almost as secure as private conversations that are held face-to-face. Users will be given all the more control on who gets to see them online, and can also stop people from taking screenshots of their messages.

New Features Coming to WhatsApp Chats

According to Zuckerberg, some of the features that are coming to the Meta owned platform are as follows:

  • Exit group chats without notifying everyone.
  • Control who can see when users are online.
  • Prevent screenshots on users who enable the view once messages feature.

“We’ll keep building new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” said Zuckerberg on his Facebook post. 

Some of the Other Features That Have Been Introduced on WhatsApp

Users can adjust their privacy settings to control who sees information. Users can set their last seen, profile photo, about, or status to the following options:

  • Everyone: Last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to all WhatsApp users.
  • My Contacts: Last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to contacts from the address book only.
  • My Contacts Except: Last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to contacts from the address book, except those users exclude.
  • Nobody: Last seen, profile photo, about, or status won’t be available to anyone.

WhatsApp Group Call Updates

WhatsApp has also introduced new updates to group calls. Users can now do the following in group calls:

  • Mute others.
  • Message specific people.
  • See a banner when someone joins offscreen.

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