Hi Guys,

WhatsApp has recently unveiled a series of new security features to enhance the overall user experience and safeguard user privacy. These updates, available for Android and iOS users, underscore the company’s commitment to user safety and data protection. Go and update now. It is worth it 🙂

Key New Security Features:

Flash Calls:

  • Designed to authenticate user logins quickly and efficiently.
  • Allows WhatsApp to confirm your phone number automatically by placing a missed call.
  • Eliminates the need for manual entry of verification codes.

Message-Level Reporting:

  • Empowers users to report specific messages instead of entire chats.
  • Enables users to submit inappropriate content for review more effectively.
  • Enhances the app’s ability to identify and address issues related to spam, harassment, or misinformation.

In-app Notifications:

  • Displays essential updates and announcements directly within the chat list.
  • Keeps users informed about new features, security updates, and other relevant information.
  • Ensures that users are always aware of the latest developments in the app.

End-to-End Encrypted Backups:

  • Secures chat backups with end-to-end encryption, preventing unauthorized access.
  • Allows users to create a unique encryption key for added security.
  • Safeguards user data even when stored in cloud services like Google Drive or iCloud.

Streamlined Account Transfer Process:

  • Facilitates seamless transfer of WhatsApp accounts to new devices or operating systems.
  • Simplifies the process of migrating chat history and media files.
  • Improves user experience when switching between Android and iOS devices.

These new security features bolster user privacy and data protection and streamline the overall experience of using WhatsApp. By continuously implementing updates and enhancements, WhatsApp demonstrates its dedication to maintaining a safe and user-friendly platform for its global audience.

As always, let us know if we can be of any assistance. Our privacy care team is always available via the in-app contact options in Incognito.

All the best,
Max Roberts.
Incognito Privacy Care Team.