Sunday, 9 June 2019

New WhatsApp privacy settings has been more private than the previous settings

Now-a-days everyone is busy on WhatsApp and we are into multiple WhatsApp group’s family, office, friends and many more group’s. In some group’s we wanted to be part of and in some groups we are forced to be part of. Now there is more control with you.  If you are an admin or if you are member of a group then you should know some new privacy settings.

Previously users could be added to a WhatsApp group without their consent. Now a major change has been taken in privacy setting which allows users to decide who can add them to the groups. WhatsApp, a messaging platform that is used widely across both urban and rural India.
"WhatsApp groups continue to connect family, friends, coworkers, classmates and more. As people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience hence we introduced a new privacy setting and invite system to help you decide who can add you to groups", WhatsApp said in a statement.
Now the privacy settings of the users have 3 options. These are; “nobody", “my contacts" or “everyone". “Nobody" prevents anyone from adding the user to any group, while “my contacts" allows people who are on the contacts list to add the user to any group. In both cases, the user will receive a private invite through an individual chat message, giving him or her the choice to join the group. The invite expires within three days or 72 hours. It is available in latest version of WhatsApp settings. 
Last year, WhatsApp faced severe condemnation over negative incidents and remarks that allegedly were the result of fake news shared on the platform. During election also many fake news have changed the perception of people. For that reason the Indian government had been asking a serious action on WhatsApp content should ensure consent of users before they are added to group chats.
Globally, social media acts as a big influencer, for that WhatsApp announced the launch of an India-focused fact-checking feature to combat fake news and rumors during Lok Sabha elections. Users can now report unconfirmed information or rumors they have received to a WhatsApp number (+91-9643-000-888) and check its authenticity.
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