How to pixelate a part of a photo that you send from WhatsApp
If you want to preserve the privacy of a person or protect your data in a document, from the version of WhatsApp for iPhone it is already possible to pixelate a section of the photo before sending it.
It is difficult to find a person on the street who does not carry a camera, or rather, a mobile phone with cameras. Hence, the privacy of each has been diminished and new tools are used to maintain it.
It was already possible before to appear in the photographs of other people while you were walking down a street, but now the probability of this happening is even higher. It does not have to be negative but in certain circumstances, when minors, personal data appear in a document or people in demonstrations images are beginning to be pixelated before sharing.
In Spain, for example, the law for the protection of minors is very strict in this regard. If you take a photo and a child appears in it that you do not know and is not important for the image, before sending it, it would be good to pixelate his face, preserve his privacy. If you have an iPhone, you no longer need to use a third application to send the pixelated image by WhatsApp, (in Android there are other options) we explain how.
WhatsApp has an option to pixelate a small part of an image before sending it to any of your contacts. This function, which at the moment it is exclusive for iOS, has become very fashionable in social networks with the increase of demonstrations and protests in Hong Kong, the United States or Spain. The Signal app was one of the first to apply it.
For this it is as simple as entering one of the many WhatsApp chats, the one where you have a conversation with the person you want to send the image to. Proceed to send a photograph as you always do, choosing between the phone gallery or using the camera to take it in the moment.
Before sending it, you will see that WhatsApp has a previous screen where it offers editing tools. Click on the pencil and look at the end of the color bar that appears, you are interested in the section in which large pixels are seen.
This tool takes care of enlarge the pixels of the area you select to distort that section and make it difficult to identify. When you are happy with the result, just click on the send button.
If you don’t have an iPhone and you cannot use the pixelate option, you can always use the rest of the colors of this tool to paint over that section and cover it, it is another possibility to hide faces or data.