The 4 golden rules that WhatsApp recommends to keep your account safe
On the occasion of the International Safe Internet Day, WhatsApp has shared a series of tips to protect any account in this application and make users feel more secure.
Security and privacy have become a central issue for WhatsApp and Facebook. After starting the year in the eye of the hurricane for his decision to change the policies of use of the messaging application, Mark Zuckerberg’s company tries to correct the opinion of its users so that they trust its services.
That change has been postponed until May and information campaigns have been launched to clarify what data WhatsApp will share with Facebook and how it protects the privacy of all users through end-to-end encryption, as well as other applications that are being used. advertising as safer.
WhatsApp wants to transmit a security image and regain the trust of users and for this, it has published a tutorial on four tricks with which to reinforce the privacy of each profile in the application. Let’s see what they consist of.
We’re committed to your privacy. Today is #SaferInternetDay. Here are four great ways to keep your WhatsApp chats safe, secure and private:
– WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) February 9, 2021
To get started, WhatsApp recommends activating two-step verification. With a PIN we can reinforce the security of our WhatsApp account when we want to enter the application again on a different device. After entering the phone number we will be asked for the PIN.
The process is the following: Settings
You can also reinforce the security with fingerprint and mobile reader. Here is a tutorial to activate this security feature.
Who can add you to a group chat?
Preventing anyone from adding us to a group without our consent is now easier in this app. To do this, we must go to Settings
So contact or not you only give permission to people with whom you really trust. This function does not block the option of participating in a group with people you do not know, they simply must send you an invitation and thus you will have the possibility to reject or accept that invitation.
Report a spam
If a person writes to you without being your contact and sends you advertising or messages that do not interest you, you can classify that message as Spam and block them. In this message you can see the three options that WhatsApp offers in this situation.
Protect the profile
Other privacy options offered by WhatsApp is the profile settings. Indicate who can know when was the last time you connected or your profile photo among other things. These functions are in the Privacy section.
In addition to these WhatsApp tips, cybersecurity experts advise avoiding cloud backups offered by the application. All messages sent and received on WhatsApp are protected with the end-to-end encryption system, but the moment that all that information is dumped into the Google cloud, for example, they are no longer protected. Apple is the only one that maintains that protection even in its cloud backup system.