There are over 800 million active users on WhatsApp, which means that there is a high chance that you or your friend(s) is/are using this application on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the WhatsApp application doesn’t shine when it comes to privacy and this is why you should read this article.
According to some analyses made by Electronic Frontier Foundation, WhatsApp is the worst application when it comes to privacy. This is why, today, we’re going to give you a few suggestions on how to protect your privacy while using this application.
Here are some features that WhatsApp comes with and you might not even know about them
Blocking a contact
In case that you have a stalker that keeps sending you annoying messages, you can always block him/her. To do this, open the conversation with the contact that you want to block and tap on Other->Block. In case you want to block more than one contact at a time, you can head to Settings->Account->Privacy->Blocked and select “Add New”.
Running multiple WhatsApp accounts
You can run multiple WhatsApp accounts by installing an application such as Switch Me. Install it right away and run multiple WhatsApp applications (accounts) at the same time.
Changing your WhatsApp phone number (ID)
You can change the WhatsApp phone number and all your friends will “migrate” to the new mobile phone number. To do this, go to Settings->Account->Change number and insert your old mobile phone number and your new mobile phone number, insert the verification code and you’re done.
Last Seen and how to disable it
You can hide the timestamp, which tells your friends if you are connected to the application or when you’ve been “last seen” online. To do this, go to the Settings->Account->Privacy->Last Seen and select “Who can see my personal info”. In there you can select, My contacts, Nobody or Everyone. We suggest you to choose My Contacts or Nobody.
Setting a password to your WhatsApp application
Everyone knows that WhatsApp doesn’t come with a password. However, you can add a password to it by installing a locking application such as App Lock or ChatLock+.
Deleting your WhatsApp account
Are you tired of WhatsApp and you want to delete your account? Well, you can do this by going to Settings->Account->Delete Account.