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Technology Meta Platforms Recommendations: Meaningful safety tips for your WhatsApp account

09:15  22 january  2022
09:15  22 january  2022 Source:   finanzen.net

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Facebooks WhatsApp recommends some important privacy and security settings to make your account safer.

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with approximately two billion users, Meta Platforms WhatsApp is the most widely used Messenger service worldwide. But with great popularity, however, is a high risk, because again and again, the service is the goal of attacks by hackers and cybercriminals. However, there is meaningful safety tips to ensure privacy and the account security of your own WhatsApp account.

1. Verify the account in two steps

to better protect its own account from external access, it is recommended to verify the account in two steps. This can ensure that only the respective user himself receives access to his own account. "If you enable verification in two steps, every attempt to verify your phone number at WhatsApp is additionally entered a previously set six-digit PIN before you," says the service on its homepage.

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2. Profile Settings

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Who wants to make private data, such as your own profile picture or the status information dearly private and not accessible to everyone, should customize its profile settings. In the account settings you can choose whether everyone can see only their own contacts or no one's profile picture and status info. In the settings, users can also specify who can see when they were last online or if news has been read.

3. Group Settings

For a long time, it was possible for each user to add new users in a group, which, if necessary, received access to private information. However, the settings can now be selected whether each new member can add to a group or only your own contacts or even selected contacts are justified.

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4. Touch ID or Face ID

Owner of the newer generation smartphones also have the possibility to secure your account by touch ID or even Face ID. This allows users of an iPhone to enable the Face ID function in the settings and specify that WhatsApp can only be used by the face recognition. The owners of an Android smartphone, however, have the possibility to set up a Fingerprint lock for WhatsApp and can additionally determine whether the blocking of the app is to be automatically activated after each use or after a few hours of inactivity.

5. Regular updates

Generally, it is important to perform regular updates of the app, as WhatsApp always improves security gaps and problems on this path. Often, WhatsApp also integrates improved security features using an update. Therefore, it is advisable to set either the automatic execution of updates in the settings or to install them regularly in the Apple Store or Play Store. Editorial Finanzen.net

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