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How to Stay Secure While You Use WhatsApp

Posted by Jackson Bryant on 07/14/2017 in Technology |
How to stay secure while using WhatsApp

Whatsapp being the major used platform to communicate with each other, then why should we stay back when coming to the part of securing our whatsapp. The same steps can be applied to secure your two whatsapp account on same phone as well which most of you use to run two whatsapp numbers on same phone. To maintain proper privacy and security when you use WhatsApp, follow the tips below.

How to stay secure while using WhatsApp

Stay Secure while using WhatsApp

  • Lock the application

The best way to ensure proper safety of your chats and media files in WhatsApp is via locking the application. The application does not have that feature, but a 3rd-party application from the store can be used to do the trick. Download a lock application with good reviews and lock your chats.

  • Blocking personal media

The iPhone users need not worry. All you have to do is to visit the ‘Privacy’ segment and then go to the subfolder ‘Photos.’ Un-tick the option for WhatsApp from the App list and you will see that the personal photos are not shared in the main photostream.

For Android users, this action can be done after a small makeover. Download a file exploring app like ‘ES File Explorer.’ Open the WhatsApp media folder where you will find separate folders for images, videos, and audio. The second step is very simple. Create a new file inside the folders with the name ‘nomedia’ in them. The gallery in the Android-operated phone will stop showing your private media files in the main photostream.

By following the first step, you can also lock down the gallery section of WhatsApp. The locking app will ask for patterns or pins if someone tries to intervene with your privacy. This solution is not ultimate. It will just add another layer of security on your WhatsApp media files.

  • Scams and spam

WhatsApp will never send an email or link to check other apps or offers. Ignore all the spam emails that are related to chats, media, voice messages, payment, etc. unless you have asked for a support email from the team. There are many scams regarding the subscription or claims from the application. Send these emails to the spam section without opening and marking them as scams.

  • Deactivating account when phone is lost

When you have lost your phone, the first thing to do is to deactivate the WhatsApp account. You need to lock your SIM card from the network provider too. The support team recommends of activating the account in a different phone with the number via a replaced SIM. The other account on the lost phone will be automatically deactivated.

  • Log out from WhatsApp web

Users often forget to log out from the WhatsApp web application on a PC or a laptop. This increases the security threat even more as anyone can access it on that particular device.

 

 

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