Zuckerberg Unveils New WhatsApp Privacy Features, Experts Weigh In

As reported by BBC News, Meta has announced new privacy features for WhatsApp users. Users will be able to leave group chats silently, control who can see their online status and block screenshots on View Once messages.

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said this would help keep WhatsApp messaging “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations”. It will begin rolling out the features this month, highlighting them in a global campaign, starting in the UK.

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Jake Moore
Jake Moore , Cybersecurity Specialist
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August 9, 2022 12:32 pm

WhatsApp is desperately trying to improve its privacy reputation and giving users more control of what they can do in the app significantly helps this. Apps tend not to promote the latest updates within them, so people need to routinely check the settings within their apps to see all the latest tricks that may have been added. Privacy is extremely important and users must be aware that the default settings may not always favour the user.

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