In recent times, many people have asked me the question: Is Whatsapp secure? I used to use the messenger service a while back, before I switched to a paid service (Spotify). Before that, I had used the free messaging options on Facebook and MySpace. Since I was switching services, I thought it would be prudent to try out whatsapp, since I am pretty new to this. I have looked into various security problems that have concerned me, so I thought I would write a quick blog on the subject.
Since I have always used Facebook messenger and chat rooms for chatting with friends, I had always been paranoid about security and safety issues. However, when I started using whatsapp last year, I was surprised at how secure and private the messaging system is. Unlike other online messaging systems, you get to set up an individual password that will only allow access to your own messages. You also get a unique group password that will grant access to your whole chat group. No one else can add you or your groups without first asking you for your password.
You can also set up a custom profile that will allow you to control who can see your messages and who can not. For example, if you want to prohibit members from posting comments on your status updates or adding you as a friend, you can do so by setting up your custom profile. You can also restrict instant messaging and group messaging. Last, but not least, you can actually set up a separate Apple ID for use with this messaging app, which means that all of your existing contacts will be able to view your messages.
Apart from this convenience aspect, whatsapp also has some additional security features in place. First, your account will be available only to you and your friends. Whenever one of your friends uses your account, a confirmation message will be sent to them letting them know that the account is now open to the public. Additionally, every time you send a message to someone on your account, a notification will show up on their mobile phone screen showing the person that you are sending it to. In addition, whenever you change your password, you are making an official announcement that you have changed it. Nobody else can make a copy of your password.
Whichever way you look at it, this type of account certainly has more advantages than disadvantages. For one thing, it is much easier to manage a messaging service compared to maintaining a separate email account. You don’t need to learn any new tricks to use your account other than the ones already known. Moreover, you will no longer be required to provide your smartphone’s password to anybody else. If you are sending confidential messages or pictures, then you will definitely want to keep this fact in mind.
The good news is that you won’t lose any of the functionality that you would get from using such a messaging app. You can still write as many messages as you would like and send them out to your contacts. You can also use this application to upload any files that you would like to share with your friends. You will be able to access your own messaging history and continue browsing the apps and other features that you have been using. You can even reply to messages from other users as you normally would.
Despite this wonderful feature, it is important to emphasize the importance of using WhatsApp Security in order to avoid getting your account hacked. This app may look very impressive, but it is quite easy for a hacker to break in and access your personal details. There is no proof that the company keeps its encryption system secure, so you need to take all these safety measures before using this service. In addition, if you don’t wish to see ads being displayed in the middle of your messaging conversations, you can disable that feature altogether. This can help you limit the scope of people who will be able to read what you are sending out.
It is evident that there are a lot of great things to like about this new messaging app, but you need to make sure that you use all of its features responsibly. As long as you do your part to protect your identity and confidential information, you will be very happy with the experience. Even if you use this app carefully, there is still a chance that a hacker could break into your device. Therefore, you should always ensure that you have the best possible protection in place.