WhatsApp continues to catch up with environments like Telegram, and Goal knows that there is a long way to go in that race. He has been the CEO of the firm, Mark Zuckerberg who has announced three new ways to control the information we share in the messaging app, focused on protecting information and safeguarding privacy.
“New privacy features are coming to WhatsApp: leave group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots on single-view messages. We’ll continue to create new ways to protect your messages.” and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Zuckerberg mentioned in an official statement.
Leave WhatsApp groups silently
The first announcement focuses on the possibility of leaving groups in a more silent way, and without the need to expose the user who leaves the conversation in front of other members.
According to WhatsApp, leaving the group will only be notified to the administrators of each chat or group, while regular users will not see notification of leaving. This new modality will be available from today.
Hide WhatsApp status ‘online’
Another of the new functions that are integrated into the platform is the possibility of hiding the “online” status from certain contacts, an option that allows us to fine-tune the visibility of our activity in the app.
From this August, WhatsApp will allow you to select which contacts can and cannot be seen when we are online within the application, adding an extra layer to private browsing.
Block screenshot on whatsapp
One of the most recent tests, and which remains in beta for now, is the ability to block the screenshot in ephemeral content, a function that allows you to delete all records of temporary messages.
“At WhatsApp, we are focused on creating product features that allow people to have more control and privacy over their messages,” says Ami Vora, vice president of products at WhatsApp. “Over the years, we’ve added interlocking layers of protection to help keep your conversations secure, and the new features are one way we continue to deliver on our commitment to keeping messages private.”