Mark Zuckerberg has announced three new privacy options for WhatsApp

By Tue 9 Aug 2022, 14:13 editorial7 reactions

Last Updated: Yesterday, 4:00 PM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today announced three new options for WhatsApp that will improve user privacy. It should no longer be possible Screenshots From messages that are displayed once. It makes it possible to leave group chats silent without letting everyone know and users control who can see their online status.

WhatsApp gives users the option to send photos and videos that are displayed once. At this time WhatsApp says: “Only send one-time photos and videos to people you trust. For example, someone can: Take a screenshot or screen capture of media before it disappears. You won’t be notified if someone takes a screenshot or screen recording,” according to WhatsApp. Can’t take screenshot anymore.

At the same time, WhatsApp is launching a global campaign, starting in India and the United Kingdom, to alert users to its new features. According to WABetaInfo The campaign focuses on educating users about what real security looks like, for example by using end-to-end encrypted backups. The privacy options are already in WhatsApp beta and will be available to more users later this month.

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