New WhatsApp update will block screenshots and make it easier to leave groups

New WhatsApp update will block screenshots
New WhatsApp update will block screenshots

New security tools come to WhatsApp as part of the latest update of the instant messaging app

The WhatsApp developer team continues to work to provide new updates that solve security problems and offer new features that make life easier for users.

That is why as part of the latest update of the messaging application, they incorporated a function that will allow the billions of users who use the app to block screenshots of chats . In this way they hope to prevent the privacy of the conversations from being violated, something that the public has been asking for for months.

This is not the only improvement in the app, as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained. As part of the update, users will also be able to enjoy the ability to leave groups without generating a notification alerting other users .

“New privacy features are coming to WhatsApp: leave group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you're online, and prevent screenshots in single-view messages. We will continue to create new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Zuckerberg said in an official statement.

Added to this is also being able to define who of your contacts you want to be able to see you while you are connected to WhatsApp . Until now, the application only offered the possibility of selecting and blocking between the scheduled contacts, any user and none,

The function of being able to prevent screenshots in chats makes WhatsApp the first app of its kind to implement this type of tool , which until now was only available in some apps in the banking sector.

Ami Vora, product manager for WhatsApp, explained that with these changes they hope to give users more control over how they handle their personal information , so that they can choose what they want to do with it.

“No other global messaging service on this scale provides this level of security for its users' messages, files, voicemails, video calls and chat backups,” Vora said.

It should be noted that in order to enjoy all these functions, it is essential to update WhatsApp to its latest available version . Otherwise, the user will not be able to count on the new tools.

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