In a new update on WhatsApp, the user will have the possibility to hide secrets. The activity was entered as “hidden mode” and, as the name suggests, it will allow you to hide various files.
It will be an excellent alternative to keep certain information secret or inaccessible to anyone with access to the platform. Other apps like instagramalready offer similar functionality and are popular with users.
Thus, it will be possible to hide information such as the profile photo, the status of the WhatsApp latest visa and about page. There will also be the option to select such settings for All, My Contacts, Except and Nobody.
In theory, if desired, the Last Visa can be reserved for family and close friends. On the other hand, the user can disable this feature for annoying people. Apparently, this is the most viable way to control privacy on the platform.
Note, the WhatsApp informed that if the user wants to further protect online privacy, new options will be released for privacy control settings. “You can now select who in your contact list can see your profile picture, about and your last seen status”these.
But since not everything is flowery, there is a problem. Since when the user restricts someone from seeing their personal information, they will also not be able to see the details of those people. The feature will be released with the new app version.
Changes in WhatsApp
New changes in WhatsApp are responsible for updating certain features on the systems android e iOS. One of the changes is the increased ability to transfer chat history, photos, videos, and voicemails.
However, the changes are conditional on a particularity. History transfer must be done through Apple’s Move to iOS app under the circumstances of users of the iPhone.
It should be remembered that before the release of the extension, users only had the option to transfer chat from iPhone to Android.
Such a feature has also been released in the beta, although it should take about a week to reach all users of the WhatsApp.
As revealed by Techcrunch, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Metaowner of WhatsApp, said the ability to switch between phones and transfer history has been implemented securely with end-to-end encryption.
“This is a highly requested feature. We launched the iPhone – Android capability switch last year and now we have also added Android – iPhone,” Zuckerberg said, referring to the new transfer alternatives.
Here’s how to get the beta and improve the experience on the platform through the Android system:
- Go to Google Play on Android and search for WhatsApp;
- Scroll down the page until you see “Become a beta tester”;
- Press the “I’m here” button and click “Login” to confirm.
- Wait for the update to the beta version of the application.
Laura Alvarenga graduated in Journalism from the Centro Universitário do Triângulo in Uberlândia – MG. He started his career in communications consultancy, spent a few years working in small local print newspapers and is now engaged in online journalism career through FDR Portal and Bit Magazine, where he researches and produces content on economics, social rights and finance and technology. .