New WhatsApp Features You Need to Know

By Aashish Verma


WhatsApp announced on Tuesday that it will soon add three new privacy features that will give users more control over their messages.

Zuckerberg's Statement

“New privacy features coming to WhatsApp: exit group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you're online, and prevent screenshots on view once messages....."

What's New?

Exit Groups Silently

Who Can See Your Online Status

Block Users From Taking A Screenshot Of 'View Once' Messages

Exit Groups Silently

Now, people can leave groups on WhatsApp without telling everyone. When a member will leave the group, only the group's leaders will be notified

Who Can See Your Online Status 

WhatsApp is adding the ability to choose who can see when you're online. This is for times when you want to keep your online presence private.

Restriction of Taking A Screenshot Of 'View Once' Messages 

According to a recent announcement, WhatsApp will now make it harder to take screenshots of "View Once" messages. This will add another layer of security.

Other Features

End-to-end encrypted backups when you want to save your chat history, 2-step verification for added security, and the ability to block and report unwanted chats

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