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4 easy ways you can make your WhatsApp chats more secure

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Renewing its commitment to keep users protected on Safe Internet Day, WhatsApp has shared four ways a person's experience with the platform can be made more secure.

Two-step verification

According to WhatsApp the first measure a user must take is to enable "two step verification", which is an "optional feature to add a PIN to your account" which keeps it "super duper secure".

It has shared a step-by-step video which can be followed to enable the feature.

The second step, after adding a PIN, is to input a recovery email address, in case the PIN needs to be reset.

You can control who adds you to groups

WhatsApp also revealed that a user has full control over who can add them to groups.

Options include "everyone", contacts only or specific contacts which can be allowed to add you to groups.

More group privacy settings can be reviewed in detail here.

Reporting spam

If you are being bombarded with messages from someone not in your contacts list, and if the messages look "spammy" or "suspicious", you can report it instantly. The option appears when you open the chat window. You can simply select the report option with the down vote button, as shown in the screenshot shared by WhatsApp.

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Your profile

Personal information can be set for viewing by everyone, contacts, or no one. This can be set for the profile picture, the "last seen" info and the "about info".

For details read this post on privacy by WhatsApp.

'No one can read your messages'

WhatsApp has also reminded everyone that their chats are completely private and no one can see them, not even the platform.


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