WhatsApp is reportedly bringing new privateness measures to make it tougher for individuals to know your final seen standing and on-line presence on the platform. The replace might not but be in place for all customers however is alleged to be obtainable to some individuals on Android and iOS. It will allow you to keep non-public and prohibit third-party apps from permitting individuals to stalk WhatsApp customers. Along with the privacy-focussed replace, WhatsApp has introduced a brand new animated sticker pack known as Encanto which is on the market for obtain by means of the official WhatsApp Sticker Retailer throughout the app.
As reported by WhatsApp options tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is engaged on bettering consumer privateness by proscribing your final seen and on-line standing replace from individuals who you do not know or have not chatted with. The replace was initially seen by some customers. WhatsApp Help additionally apparently confirmed the rollout of the privateness enchancment.
The replace won’t convey any adjustments between you and your folks, household, and enterprise who you realize or have beforehand messaged, the help group wrote in an obvious electronic mail response to a consumer.
Devices 360 has reached out to WhatsApp for a touch upon the brand new measures. This report might be up to date when the corporate responds.
A report by cybersecurity agency Traced found apps and providers which allowed customers to silently monitor others on WhatsApp earlier this 12 months. The messaging app does not have a function to allow you to disable or change your on-line standing, although it does let you disable your Final Seen standing from unknown individuals.
Traced reported that many WhatsApp on-line standing trackers marketed themselves as an answer to assist individuals know when their contacts come on-line on the app, although they might merely be utilized by cyber-stalkers to observe others.
App shops together with Google Play do not enable cyberstalking apps. Nonetheless, there are a number of apps listed on these shops that faux to be an answer to assist dad and mom and companions know the web standing of their family members on WhatsApp.
Alongside the privacy-focussed function, WhatsApp has introduced the sticker pack Encanto which is on the market for obtain on each Android and iOS platforms. It consists of 14 animated stickers that customers can use of their chats. The pack was initially noticed by WABetaInfo.
You’ll be able to obtain the Encanto sticker pack by means of the WhatsApp Sticker Retailer by tapping the plus (+) button within the stickers part on the app. Alternatively, you may get the pack by accessing its deep hyperlink in your cellphone.