Whatsapp is quite a popular application among users. Most of our users requested us to post about whatsapp tips and tricks. So let’s see some whatsapp Tips and tricks :
Block WhatsApp photos from Gallery
Pictures that you receive on WhatsApp are automatically stored in your phone’s Gallery, exposing them to anyone who browses photos on your phone.
In iPhone, go to the phone’s Settings menu>>Privacy>>Photos>>and then uncheck it After that WhatsApp will restrict this.
For Android users it’s a bit complicated.
Using a file explorer app such as ES File Explorer,
Go to WhatsApp’s Images and Videos folders and create a file within each called .nomedia. This will stop Android Gallery app from scanning the folder.
If not download KeepSafe app from the play store and hide the selected pics and videos.
Restrict access to your profile picture
Set profile picture sharing to contacts only>>in the Privacy menu to restrict your WhatsApp profile photo from unknown users and the people who are not in your contacts.
Beware of WhatsApp scams
WhatsApp will never contact users through the app and does not send emails about chats, voice messages, payment, changes, photos, or videos, unless you contact their help and support.
Anyone offering a free subscription, claiming to be from WhatsApp or encouraging you to follow links in order to safeguard your account is definitely a scam and should not be trusted. These links could lead to websites that install malware and spyware or track your personal details.
Deactivate WhatsApp if you lose your phone
If you lose your smartphone, immediately activate WhatsApp with the same phone number on a different phone, with a replacement SIM.
One of the basic security measures that WhatsApp takes is that the app can only be used by one number on one device at a time, so by doing so you instantly block it from being used on your old phone. If that’s not possible, WhatsApp can also deactivate your account.
Keep the WhatsApp app locked
WhatsApp doesn’t offer a built-in password or pin, you can use third party apps like Messenger and Chat Lock, Lock for WhatsApp and Secure Chat if you use an Android phone. This will help you from exposing your private chats, photos and videos from others who steal your smartphone or take it from you.
Hide the ‘last seen’ timestamp
WhatsApp’s much disliked last seen feature can also be disabled, it could help prevent your stalker know what time you were last online.
You can disable or restrict who sees your ‘last seen’ time in WhatsApp’s Profile>> Privacy menu, in Android,
iOS, Windows or Blackberry. However, if you turn it off, you won’t be able to see other users’ ‘last seen’ times either.
Be careful of what you talk about
You should not share confidential information, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, bank or credit card details, or passport or other identification details on WhatsApp.
A man in the middle attack could lead to this information being compromised. WhatsApp has introduced end-to-end encryption for its Android users but other platforms are still vulnerable.
That’s all for today! We will discuss more whatsapp tips and tricks in future articles.