WhatsApp Ultimate Privacy Guide: Simple Tips

We all know how popular WhatsApp is. In July this year, it had 1.6 billion users. Thankfully, it is one of the most secure and private messaging platforms on the planet.

However, we only hope that it stays this way. The founders of WhatsApp have left Facebook under acrimonious terms, and the rebranding of WhatsApp, as well, together with the plans of merging with the messaging platforms of Instagram and Facebook Messenger. However, WhatsApp has a lot on his plate right now. The owner of Facebook says that the entire suite of services will become more private-centered. But we don’t know if we want to believe that, since we all know what happened with Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg.

We have recently heard that many of the WhatsApp users are not getting the maximum privacy they’re supposed to get from the app from other users, and from Facebook.

We’re here to tell you how to protect your privacy from other users.

When you join this app, you have the option to upload a profile picture and change the bio message with a more personalized one. Many people talk a lot about themselves out there. They add details about their city, workplace, university, and so on. You can set the permissions options for who can see your profile photo and bio. From Everyone, set to My Contacts or Nobody.

Also, don’t let people stalk you here. We have the Last Seen option, which is set to Everyone by default. These people can see when you last used the app. It’s easier for people to see if you ignore them this way. Make sure you don’t let them see this aspect of your profile.

Dennis Clarke

About the Author: Dennis Clarke

Dennis Clarke is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority.   In regards to academics, Dennis earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Dennis has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.

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