Let's Check Out The Set Of Tips To Make WhatsApp More Personal And Safe

JAKARTA - Even though when creating WhatsApp, Meta guarantees the safety of its users, there is no system that is 100 percent safe from cyber threats, especially in today's digital era.

Therefore, to improve your security in sending messages on WhatsApp, Meta prepares various options that you can apply to make your WhatsApp more secure.

Here are some tips you might need to make your WhatsApp more private.

Enable Disappearing Messages

Although WhatsApp encrypts all chats by default, sometimes you also want to make sure that there are no copies of your conversations in the future. Well, this Disappearing Messages feature will meet these needs.

This WhatsApp feature will ensure that the messages exchanged are automatically deleted for everyone after a certain period. Thus, no one can read the message, either you or the recipient of the message.

Enable Two-Step Verification

To add security, you can use two-factor authentication (2FA). This adds periodic passwords to WhatsApp. You can enable 2FA on WhatsApp, and on all supported platforms.

By activating this feature, WhatsApp allows you to create a six-digit PIN code that you can easily remember. To reduce the possibility of forgetting your code, WhatsApp has random and periodic checks for passwords asking you to enter it when opening the app.

Turn On Security Code Change Notifications

On WhatsApp, you can verify whether your chat is end-to-end encrypted using a security code. On the contact info screen, you can view this code as a QR code or 60 digits.

To enable security code change notifications, open WhatsApp > Settings > Account > Security > Show security notifications and switch buttons to green.

WhatsApp Lock with Fingerprint or Face ID

Another feature that you can use to increase the privacy of your WhatsApp messages is to lock the app with your fingerprints or face. That way, you can make sure that only you can access WhatsApp even if you give your device to someone else without a screen key.

Cloud Reserve Encryption

So if you really care about your privacy, you should enable end-to-end encryption for your WhatsApp backup.

On Android, tap the three-dot menu at the top right and select Settings > Chat > chat backup > End-to-end encrypted backup > Enable.

You can also do the same on your iPhone by going to Settings > Chat > Chat Reserve > End-to-end encrypted backup > Turn it on.