Best Tips to increase the security of your WhatsApp Chat

Best Tips to increase the security of your WhatsApp Chat

Best Tips to increase the security of your WhatsApp Chat

Best Tips to increase the security of your WhatsApp Chat. As we know WhatsApp chats are not just about chating its about everything. We know it very well. We also share all teh personal information like photos, videos, Audios, bank account details and contacts.And with lots of personal data, if you don’t put privacy and security on your WhatsApp then its jackpot for wicked minds people.WhatsApp recently announced it have more than 800 million of monthly active users, and sending a combined total of 40 billion messages per month.Even WhatsApp encrypts all of its messages and data but we need to secure from our side also so here is the 8 Important tips to secure your WhatsApp Chat.

1) Lock WhatsApp with Password

2) Block WhatsApp photos from appearing in photo roll

3) Hide ‘last seen’ time-stamp

4) Restrict access to profile picture

5) Watch out for scams

6) Deactivate WhatsApp

7) Always careful what you talking about

8) Log out of WhatsApp Web

1) Lock WhatsApp with Password

First and important One of the best WhatsApp security tip is to protect your WhatsApp app with a password or PIN.

WhatsApp not providing that security, but you can use third-party apps that do.

This is really better option if you lose your phone..

2) Block WhatsApp photos from appearing in photo roll

When you giving your mobile to your friend when he scroll the image but unfortunately your private chat image is coming then that makes worse.

So here is the best way, block your WhatsApp photos from appearing in album.

Android users will have to get under the hood a little bit.

Using a file explorer app like ES File Explorer, find WhatsApp’s ‘Images’ and ‘Videos’ folders.

Create a file within each called ‘.nomedia’. That will stop Android’s Gallery from scanning the folder.

Secondly, if you exclude WhatsApp images from your photo roll, and lock the app as above, it provides another layer of security if your phone is stolen or hacked into – but it won’t be a 100% secure.

3) Hide ‘last seen’ timestamp

Not sure you want people to know when you’re coming on and offline?

It may not seem like vital information, but if a scammer already knows some other things about you, adding that last piece of contextual information could prove useful to them – whether you’re awake or not; at home or overseas;

coming out of the cinema or getting off a flight.

Or you just might not want contacts – especially colleagues, or your boss – to know you’re checking WhatsApp at your desk.

You can disable or restrict who sees your ‘last seen’ time in WhatsApp’s ‘Profile’; ‘Privacy’ menu, in Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry.

Be aware though, if you turn it off, you won’t be able to see other users’ ‘last seen’ times either.

4) Restrict access to profile picture

Is your profile photo one you’ve used elsewhere – on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter?

Maybe it’s even on your company’s website somewhere.

If it is, and your WhatsApp sharing is public, anyone you’ve ever spoken to – even if you’ve just replied to an unwanted message – can download your pic from your WhatsApp profile and, using Google Image search, very quickly find out more about you.

Set profile picture sharing to “contacts only” in the Privacy menu.

5) Watch out for scams

WhatsApp itself will never contact you through the app.

Also, WhatsApp does not send emails about chats, voice messages, payment, changes, photos, or videos, unless you email their help and support to begin with.

Anything offering a free subscription, claiming to be from WhatsApp or encouraging you to follow links in order to safeguard your account is definitely a scam and not to be trusted.

6) Deactivate WhatsApp

WhatsApp offers users simple and effective security tips to keep control of your account if your phone is lost or stolen. As well as locking your SIM card through your network provider, WhatsApp recommends that you immediately activate WhatsApp with the same phone number on a different phone, with a replacement SIM.

The app can only be used by one number on one device at a time, so by doing so you instantly block it from being used on your old phone.

If that’s not possible, WhatsApp can deactivate your account.

7) Always careful what you talking about

Last but not least, use the same common sense you would with any form of digital communication. Don’t send personal information if you can possibly avoid it – addresses, phone numbers, email addresses – and never send your bank, social security or credit card details, or your passport or other identification details.

8) Log out of WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp recently made a lot of noise with the launch of WhatsApp Web. The mirroring service makes life easier while working on PC.

However, most users are unaware that they should ideally log out of WhatsApp Web on Google Chrome browser either from their mobile or the browser.

Just imagine your collegues reading your chats on a large screen while you stepped out for a coffee break.

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