The WhatsApp application has announced new functions that will provide users with greater privacy when using and acting on this platform. Users will be able to silently leave group chats, control who can see their online status, i.e.
visibility, and block screenshots in the mode of sending photos that are displayed only once.
Meta CEO Marc Zuckerberg said the new feature will help make WhatsApp messages "as private and secure as face-to-face."
The popular app currently notifies group chat members when someone leaves the chat, which will change with new options introduced by WhatsApp.
WhatsApp significantly extended the deadline for deleting chat messages
Users of the popular application WhatsApp have been given a much longer period in which they can delete unwanted messages from the chat.
Until now, WhatsApp users could delete chat messages within an hour of sending them, and the new deadline is slightly longer than two days. In order to start using the new option, users need to open the WhatsApp group or individual chat where they sent the message, then a long tap on it is required, selecting the "Delete" option, and then the "Delete for everyone" or "Delete for me" option.
To use the new feature, you need to install the latest version of the WhatsApp application. This feature gives WhatsApp advantages over Apple's iMessage service because Apple does not yet offer the same capability, but it will be available with the release of new operating systems for iPhone, iPad and Mac, probably this fall.
So far, the iOS 16 beta allows users to withdraw a message within two minutes, but only if the recipients are also using the beta version. From now on, they will be able to leave without notifying all other users of the group chat, but only the group administrator.
Chief product officer Ami Vora said it's part of the platform's focus on "building product features that empower people to have more control and privacy over their messages." "No other global messaging service provides this level of security for its users' messages, media, voice messages, video calls and chat backups."
In the future, users will also have the option to allow only certain contacts - or no one - to see their online activity status when they are active on the platform, bringing online status options in line with last seen settings. This is just one of a series of novelties that WhatsApp has introduced for its users this year.