Best WhatsApp features for privacy of the users 2020-21
Here is a bunch of already-available WhatsApp features that you might not know.
WhatsApp is bigger and well known app in India with almost 400 million users. The Facebook owned app is very popular app with a simpler and easy interface. As the company continues to make more additions. Here is a recap of already-available features of WhatsApp that you might not know about.
1. Two-step verification :
You have seen this option in the setting section of WhatsApp app, but do you know what it’s about? Here’s what, this feature actually puts an extra layer of security in your account in addition to your phone number. It contains a six-digit PIN that you can create to keep your WhatsApp account safe. To enable this feature on your phone just simply open WhatsApp__ go to settings__ go to account__ Two-Step verification__ Enable. After you enable this option, you can also add optionally your email address. This email address will allow WhatsApp to send you a link via email to disable Two-step verification. In case you forgot your six digit PIN, and it also helps you to safeguard your account. Whether it’s your parents, siblings or friends this six digit PIN should not be shared with anyone. Note that, no one will ask you for that PIN.
2. Stickers :
Now a days the new trend on WhatsApp are stickers. No one literally no one talks without a sticker. This WhatsApp stickers do a great job on expressing emotions. They are the fastest growing ways people’s communicates with each other on WhatsApp with billions sent every day. WhatsApp rolled out animated sticker packs as a fun and expressive way to communicate.
To download and use stickers, open an individual or group chat> To add sticker packs, tap Emoji> Stickers > Add.
Next, tap Download next to the sticker pack you want to download. If prompted, tap DOWNLOAD. A green check mark will appear once the download is complete. Next, tap Back and find and tap the sticker you want to send. Once you tap the sticker, it’ll send automatically.
3. WhatsApp group calling :
After zoom , google-meet the WhatsApp app also introduces its group calling option but with a limit of only 8 participants. When you receive a group
WhatsApp video call, the incoming WhatsApp group video call screen will show the participants currently on the call. And, the first contact listed will be the participant that added you. Group video call history will appear in the CALLS tab. You can tap the call history to view the
individual participants from the call. WhatsApp has also added the ability to start a group video call for group chats of eight or less.
4. Dark mode :
Dark mode is among the most-popular WhatsApp features. After making it available on the mobile app, Dark Mode has now been added to WhatsApp Web and Desktop. Dark mode for WhatsApp is designed to reduce eye strain in low light environments. To use dark
mode, Open WhatsApp, click Menu or above your chats list. Next, click Settings> Theme. Select from the following options ;
- Light: Turn dark mode off;
- Dark: Turn dark mode on;
- System default: Enable
WhatsApp dark mode to match your device settings. WhatsApp allows you to bold, italicize, strike through and mono-space text, right from within the app.
- To italicize your message, place an underscore on both sides of the text: _text-;
- Bold your message, place an asterisk on both sides of the text: “text’;
- Strike-through your message, place a tilde on both sides of the text: “text”;
- Mono-space your message, place three backticks on both sides of the text: “text”
5. WhatsApp group privacy setting :
In all the features this is the most useful feature WhatsApp have ever made. Have you ever had the horrific experience of getting added to a random WhatsApp group by one of your contacts and receiving spam messages? WhatsApp’s group Privacy feature may just help you avoid
such a situation in the future. The WhatsApp feature gives users the control of who can add them in groups.
To enable it, users can go to WhatsApp settings, tap Account > Privacy > Groups and select one of three options ‘Nobody, ‘My Contacts, and Everyone. Nobody prevents anyone from adding the user to a WhatsApp group. ‘My Contacts’ would allow people in the user’s contact list to add them in a group.
However, users would get an invite through private message giving them an option to join the group. The invite would be valid for 72 hours before it expires. For ‘everybody, users would get added to the group without any need to an invitation.