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More privacy for users: Mark Zuckerberg announced 3 new features for WhatsApp


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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced three new privacy features for WhatsApp. These include quietly leaving groups, online status, and not allowing screenshots of your single-view messages.

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New privacy features are coming to WhatsApp: leave group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots in single-view messages. We will continue to create new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations.”, indicates Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta.

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What do these new WhatsApp features consist of?

These new updates join the growing list of WhatsApp privacy features that users can take advantage of, including end-to-end encryption, blocking and reporting, two-step verification, end-to-end encrypted backups, disappearing messages, and more.

WhatsApp’s new privacy features. | (Photo: Diffusion)

For her part, Ami Vora, vice president of WhatsApp Product, indicates that these new functions will allow users to have more control in their chats. “At WhatsApp, we focus on creating product features that allow people to have more control and privacy over their messages. Over the years, we’ve added interlocking layers of protection to help keep your conversations safe, and the new features are one way we continue to deliver on our commitment to keeping messages private.“, it states.

It also points out that WhatsApp is prioritizing user safety. “No other global messaging service on this scale provides this level of message securityfiles, voice messages, video calls and backup copies of your users’ chats”, he adds.

Finally, it announces that they will start campaigns to educate people about the protection provided by the application. “We believe that WhatsApp is the safest place to have a private conversation. And to spread the word about these new features, too we are launching a global campaign, starting with the UK and India, to educate people on how we work to protect your private conversations on WhatsApp”, he concludes.

Source: Elcomercio

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