Monday, March 27, 2023

How to keep your privacy on WhatsApp

Privacy is always one of the sensitive points of any application and also the field in which messing platforms like WhatsApp often add and change security settings and functions, with features such as end encryption or double verification.

Many of these options have arrived in recent months, first in beta or test versions of the application, then for other users. Some of them were launched by WhatsApp last summer, including the ability to discreetly leave groups, to leave the chat without other members of the group on the notification screen.

Leave the group quietly

When a user wants to leave the group, only the administrator will receive the notification. As the application explains on its website, this helps “users feel more comfortable leaving groups they no longer want to be a part of.”

Archive cats

Another possibility to save conversations without deleting them is Archive Chat, which hides them (both individually and in groups) at the top of the application in a folder.

All the files will be folders and we can decide if we want to keep them in the box even if new messages are received, so that it does not bounce in the box when someone publishes something.

to read after receiving

Something that many of you do not know is that you can read confirmations of conversations, so that our contacts do not know if we have read the message or not and avoid the classic “I know that you have read but you have not. He answered me.

But this option has a double meaning: if we defeat this confirmation, we cannot know if our interlocutor has read what we have written.


The time of the last time and Online are other aspects whose privacy we can practice, choosing if we want to see everyone who communicates with us, our contacts, none or our contact except … (there is to choose who we do not know. or when was the last time we were online). The same goes for our profile picture or status posts.

mute chats

Although this is not new, there are still users who do not know it. It is possible to have silent conversations, both individually and in groups (so that we are not disturbed and they cannot skip notifications if we are with others), and they do so for a certain period of time: eight hours, a. eight or forever.

An interesting detail is that no one will know if we mute these conversations.

Download images and videos

And, for those who have problems with space on their phones, it is worth remembering that you can choose where you can save images and videos (and documents or audio files) and not have to do everything that they send us to download.

Storage in the data and application section, we can choose where to save the files (on the device’s internal memory, on the SD card, in specific folders…).

If the problem is not space, but mobile data, we can configure which type of content is automatically downloaded when we use Wi-Fi, mobile data or roaming data (if we are abroad). Of course, voice messages are always downloaded automatically.

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