Tips To Stay Safe On WhatsApp

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Published
Oct 13, 2021

Hindustan Times

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WhatsApp is our go-to tool for instant messages and calls. It offers end-to-end encryption to secure communication on the platform

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While your messages and calls are secure and encrypted, there are several bad elements out there that scam, manipulate and harass people on WhatsApp

Here are some useful tips to keep in mind to be safe on WhatsApp

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Hide your profile photo

You can hide your profile picture from those who aren't in your contacts list

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Go to ‘Settings’, Click on ‘Account’, then click on ‘Privacy’. Here you will see ‘Profile photo’, which can be set to - Everyone, Nobody or Contacts 

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Update WhatsApp

Updates not only bring new features to the app but also provide extra security to it

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Most updates feature security patches that make the app safer to use and prevent hackers from infiltrating it

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This feature lets you set a double lock on your WhatsApp account

Activate two-factor authentication

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First, the account is protected with a code or biometric lock on the app itself so as no one but you can open it. Then the second level is receiving an OTP on a registered number

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Filter and block contacts

Select and block contacts you won't be chatting with to prevent them from messaging you unnecessarily

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