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‘Stay safe with WhatsApp’ campaign launched

‘Stay safe with WhatsApp’ campaign launched

Chennai-Reinforcing the importance of digital safety, WhatsApp has launched a safety campaign ‘Stay safe with WhatsApp’ in an effort to raise awareness around its existing safety tools and product features that empower people to take control of their online safety.  From enabling two-step verification to ensuring your personal information remains private, here are WhatsApp’s top safety features to safeguard your WhatsApp account. 
WhatsApp allows users to add an extra layer of security to their account by enabling the Two-Step Verification feature, which requires a six-digit PIN when resetting and verifying your WhatsApp account. This is helpful in case a SIM card gets stolen or if the phone is compromised. Never share your PIN with anyone.  Users can control their personal details such as - Profile Photo, Last Seen, Online status, About, Status, and who sees it - everyone, contacts only, select contacts, or no one. 
WhatsApp’s privacy setting and group invite system allow users to decide who can add them to groups, increasing user privacy and preventing people from adding you to groups you don’t want to be a part of. If you find yourself in a group chat that’s not for you, you can choose to exit a group privately without having to notify everyone. 
Review linked devices with your WhatsApp account on a regular basis, this will show you a list of all the devices from which your account has been accessed. If you find any which you cannot identify, immediately log out. WhatsApp provides a simple way for users to ‘block and report’ the account to WhatsApp. Blocked contacts or numbers will no longer be able to call you or send you messages.
WhatsApp has multiple security features that help secure your account and a lot of this work happens behind the scenes without users having to do a thing. These security features include Account Protect which alerts you to an unauthorized attempt to move your account to another device, Device Verification which provides added checks to help authenticate your account and Automatic Security Codes which helps ensure you are chatting with the intended recipient.