Meta-Owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has become a crucial part of today’s life as a means of quick online communication. Across the globe, this app is being used both personally and professionally. Whether private or Government, every organisation has adopted WhatsApp as the primary mode of sending and receiving information in the form of text, audio, image, or video. But there is a catch, including normal people, criminals are also using this secure platform to steal sensitive information from users. They do it by sharing phishing messages which contain malicious links, having the power to steal from your bank accounts. Along with stealing data, this platform is also being used to spread fake news and hateful messages. But WhatsApp has some safeguarding techniques or Security Tips which can save you.
8 Security Tips From WhatsApp To All Users
Use Of ‘Disappearing Messages’ When Required
Disappearing Messages are the best when we have to send any message to an unknown group or to an unknown person. This feature of WhatsApp will allow the recipient to view the message only once.
Enable Two-Step Verification
By enabling two-step verification on your account you will add another layer of security to your WhatsApp login. After enabling this feature you will or anyone will require a six-digit code to login into your WhatsApp account.
Block Or Report The Unknowns
Always either report or block the contacts you don’t recognise. When you receive any type of spam category message from any unknown number don’t leave it after viewing it. Instead, just report the person and block it.
Say No To Share Your Details
Barred yourself from sending any type of sensitive info like addresses, phone numbers, passwords, credit/debit card numbers, and bank accounts to anybody on WhatsApp.
Use Privacy On Profile Picture
Always add a layer of privacy by enabling who can see and who cannot see your profile picture. And not only profile pic but customise privacy settings for all the sensitive info anyone can collect from WhatsApp.
Set Up Who Can See You Online
Your online timings on WhatsApp should only be known to your close ones. That’s why WhatsApp has introduced a privacy feature by which you can choose who you can see online.
Don’t Click Unknown Links or Messages
If anyone has sent you an advertisement link or link that says “you have won this prize collect it by clicking this link”, please avoid it. There are lots of phishing messages finding their way through WhatsApp chats. Cyber frauds are executed through them.
Also read:New WhatsApp Update for Business Account Holders
Downloading WhatsApp From Official Source
There are many third-party websites that can offer you cool unlocked features of WhatsApp if you download the app from their sites. But instead of providing the features they just steal your useful information. So, please download WhatsApp from authentic or official sources only like Google Play Store or Apple App Store.