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New WhatsApp privacy options: how to choose who can see your personal info



New WhatsApp privacy options: how to choose who can see your personal info


Whatsapp is a messaging platform that gets the most attention from regulatory bodies on the subject of privacy. The EU has long been interested in the dynamics of the company on this issue (apart from DMA of course) and the popular app has already introduced some new features in recent months.

Now Whatsapp announced on Twitter that he has further implemented these solutions, updating his privacy settings. In practice, with this novelty the users they will have a major check about who can see

Here’s how to edit this information.

How to change WhatsApp privacy settings

First of all, the Whatsapp encourages users to lend a lot of attention before “deciding to share something with your WhatsApp contacts. Consider if you want others to see what you have sent”.

At this point, the company remarks that “When you share a chat, a photo, a video, a file or a voice message with other people on WhatsApp, they will have a copy of the messages. If they wish, they can forward or share these messages with others”

Whatsapp offers a number of features that can help users, such as view once, which will not allow the recipient to see photos or videos once opened (here the page). But now let’s see how to manage the new ones privacy settings.

To check who can see their informationyou can set the last login, the profile picture, the Info section or the status as follows:

At this point you will be faced with a series of options. By selecting each one, you can choose extensively who can see the individual options.

Whatsapp then it gives the possibility to choose if show or not read receipts (always sent for group chats) and of block or report contacts and messages, in case of problematic content. The update is in route of distribution and you should have already received it, or in case you will soon. Here you will find the page with all the information.