5 whatsapp tips for safe personal chats
Whatsapp has become so popular that we use to share anything and everything from photos to videos and even Bank details. With so much of personal data being shared, it has become a haven for the wicked minds. Recently whatsapp announced in a press release that they have more than 700 million active members and an average of 30 Billion messages are shared in a month. Though whatsapp encrypts all its messages and data, it is better to take precautions. Here are 5 Important Tips to Remember :
1) Profile Picture Restriction
Set profile picture sharing to “contacts only” in the Privacy menu, So that the public will not be able to see your pictures and only those who belongs in your contact list will be able to see it.
2) Lock Whatsapp with a PIN
The best way to protect the app is with a PIN. In case if you loose your phone it is going to prevent anyone from accessing your details. Whatsapp directly doesn’t provide such facilities, but users can protect their data using third party apps like Lock, Secure Chat and Messenger and Chat lock (For Android Users).
3) Beware of Scams
Anything that offers a free subscription or claiming to be from Whatsapp or encouraging you to click certain links in order to safeguard your account is definitely a scam and it should not to be trusted. Whatsapp does not directly sends you e-mail, voice messages or videos, unless you mail them seeking any help. Don’t fall prey to any such offers which are targeted to steal your personal information.
4) Don’t Send Personal Information through whatsapp
If you can possibly avoid it, Don’t send personal information like addresses, phone numbers, email addresses etc through whatsapp – and never send your important details such as bank, or credit card details, or your passport or any other identification details. Be careful of what you share.
5) Don’t forget to log out from Whatsapp Web
Last but not the least, Whatsapp recently launched Whatsapp Web targeting the PC users. Don’t forget to logout of it after accessing it either through a mobile or a web browser. Follow these simple rules to chat peacefully. You can login to https://web.whatsapp.com/ for more information.