2 billion users milestone. Data privacy is of utmost concern on this largest social messaging platform now. Facebook has updated the app with features to help users maintain privacy. WhatsApp privacy settings can help you keep the privacy in order to protect your chat.
This is an important feature that gives your chats an extra layer of protection. The messaging platform added provision for fingerprint lock feature for Android and iOS users last year. To enable Touch ID or Face ID, go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint loc.
The two-step verification is an important feature to secure the app. The settings will help you input a six-digit PIN as WhatsApp verification when downloading or reinstalling the app. This is an important security measure in case your smartphone is stolen. You will find two-step verification option under the Account tab in WhatsApp Settings. You need to set up the 6-digit PIN code to enable the setting.
WhatsApp gives you control to see who all can view your information. Selective information sharing is one of the key features offered by the platform. The option is available for both, individual as well as group chats. You can customise what information gets shared across contacts and groups.
The option to set selective sharing can be found under Settings > Account > Privacy. You can choose from Last Seen, Profile Photo, Groups, and Status. If you choose an option – My contacts except…- It will further help you customise who can view your status or add you to a group.