WhatsApp Comes With New Additional Privacy Features 2022-Silent Group Exit


WhatsApp on Tuesday announced new privacy features, following which users of the instant messaging service will now be able to leave groups silently as well as choose who can see when they are online. WhatsApp will also block taking screenshots for ‘view once’ messages.

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Ami Vora, who is Whatsapp Head of Product said that WhatsApp is the only social media platform to have rolled-out such privacy features. “We believe WhatsApp is the most secure place to have a private conversation. And to spread the word about these new features, we are also kicking off a global campaign, starting with the UK and India, to educate people about how we work to protect their private conversations on WhatsApp,” Vora said.

Let’s See What New Privacy Features Have Been Introduced.


Exit groups silently

We all know group messages can be irritating, especially with all the ‘good morning’ images and forwarded videos but we all hesitate in exiting groups because we do not want to offend others. And also because it gave a notification to everyone present in the group if we did so. Now, you can exit any WhatsApp group silently, without WhatsApp showing that you “left the group” alert on the chat.

Only two days to delete a message

Users of WhatsApp will no longer have just one hour to delete a message after sending it; instead, they will now have slightly more than two days. According to The Verge, to start using the new feature right now, open up the WhatsApp group or individual chat where you sent the messages. Make sure to tap and hold the content you want to get rid of, click “Delete,” and then select either “Delete for everyone” or “Delete for me.” (ANI)

Hide your online status

While users were able to hide their ‘last seen status on WhatsApp, they will now be able to hide their ‘online’ status from their contacts as well now. WhatsApp will now allow its users to choose whom they want to share their ‘Online’ status with.

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This feature will add a new ‘Who can see when I’m online’ option under the ‘last seen’ settings. It will give the users two options – ‘Everyone’ and ‘Same as Last Seen.’

No screenshots for timed or view once messages

A while ago, WhatsApp introduced a feature called ‘View once messages’ wherein a user could send a photo or video for the receiver to view only once, much like Instagram and Snapchat. Now, WhatsApp has come up with a new feature that will allow users to block people from taking screenshots of the media.

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