WhatsApp’s three newest options are all about your privateness

You possibly can not take screenshots of view as soon as messages

Over the past couple of years, WhatsApp has been aggressively testing and including new options to its platform. Now, nearly each different day, the service is noticed trialing new enhancements in its beta channel, like gadget login approvals and a chatbot to element latest modifications. Regardless of being owned by Meta, WhatsApp has all the time taken privateness severely and proudly highlights that it helps end-to-end encryption. Lately, it has additionally added a number of helpful privacy-related choices to its platform. Additional constructing on that, Mark Zuckerberg has announced three new privateness options for WhatsApp that ought to make your life simpler and chats safer.


First, you may depart group WhatsApp chats with out notifying everybody—solely group admins can be proven a message. This can be a useful addition for giant teams the place a number of members can exit the group after a selected occasion. A log of all contacts who exited the group or had been faraway from it within the final 60 days can be maintained. Each group admins and members can view this log. As not too long ago noticed on WhatsApp’s beta channel, you may entry the log utilizing the See Previous Individuals possibility from the Group data tab.

Second, WhatsApp will now allow you to conceal your on-line standing. It’s already attainable to cover your ‘Final seen’ standing from particular contacts. The brand new privateness function additional builds on that by letting you specify whether or not contacts who can see your ‘Final seen’ may view whether or not you’re on-line or not. The messaging service was first discovered engaged on the function on its beta channel in July.

Lastly, WhatsApp will not let anybody take screenshots of view as soon as media messages. Up till now, the recipient may take a screenshot of your view as soon as message, thereby defeating its complete goal. Going ahead, this may not be the case because the platform will block screenshots on such messages for privateness causes.

All options are presently rolling out to WhatsApp customers on Android and iPhone. If they do not present up for you, make certain to replace the app to its newest launch.