Keeping in line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, which will be marked on March 8, here are WhatsApp’s top privacy features that help build a private, safe and inclusive messaging experience for everyone, especially women in today’s digitally connected world.
WhatsApp has made day-to-day chats as easy as pie. WhatsApp has over 500 million active users in India and the instant messaging app has been coming with several new features to enrich the user experience and simplify many existing features. WhatsApp chats are already end-to-end encrypted, which means, no third person can see your individual or group chats. "Conversations in end-to-end encrypted chats are clearly labelled with a gold message; these messages and calls stay between users, and no one else can read or listen to its content, not even WhatsApp," reads the privacy page of the WhatsApp blog. However, if you are concerned about your chat's privacy, you can follow these five tips:
The ExpressVPN Digital Security Lab has identified location tracker SDKs in 450 different apps that have been downloaded at least 1.7 billion times. These 450 apps belong to a wider range of categories like travel, tourism, food apps, health, and fitness. Recently, WhatsApp got embroiled in a huge controversy over its privacy policies, and that eventually led to a major shift in its user base to apps like Signal and Telegram.
App Lock adds another layer of security to private messages. The optional feature gives users "confidence to know that if a friend or family member needs to borrow your phone, they won't be able to access your chats". App Lock, present in the new Privacy settings section, will use device's privacy settings like fingerprint or face authentication to unlock the Messenger app.