WhatsApp and Signal app five privacy features you should know

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps. You must be using WhatsApp to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. After the update of its new privacy policy, the WhatsApp users are shifted to its alternative messenger app Signal.

The calling feature of the signal app is secure with end-to-end encryption as WhatsApp. Its chats are not secured with end-to-end encryption. But you can use the five privacy features of the Signal app for security and WhatsApp also. Today I am explaining to you about WhatsApp and the Signal app’s five privacy features. Read this post till the end to know more about this.

Signal app privacy features.

Incognito Keyboard:- You know that when you use the incognito mode then it doesn’t track your history. The incognito keyboard is the same as the incognito mode. This is one of the best features that doesn’t allow your keyboard to save whatever you are typing on your keyboard. Once you enable this incognito keyboard on your phone then your phone keyboard may stop learning from your input which you type, the Company says.

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Your keyboard dictionary may not remember entire to use later as autocomplete or as a suggestion. To use the incognito keyboard on your app you have to open your signal app and tap on the three dots then go to the setting option. After this tap on the Privacy option and enable the incognito keyboard.

Screen Security:- This is one of the best features that help you to block the other users from taking the screenshot of your chat. The signal app has the feature named Screen  Security which prevents taking the screenshot of all chats. To use this feature you have to open your signal app and tap on the three dots then go to the setting option. After this tap on the Privacy option and enable screen security.

Group invitation privacy:- When you create a group in the Signal app then all your friends cannot be added to the group automatically. The Signal app sends an invite link once you enter the name of the contact with whom you want to create. To join the group they have to accept and tap on the invitation. This is also possible in WhatsApp when you select the “My Contacts except” settings.

Screen lock:- You can set the fingerprint lock on your signal app like WhatsApp. Users can use their phone’s fingerprint or password to use the app. One of the important things is that all incoming calls on the signal can still be answered. Also, reply to the messages in the notification panel.

Read receipts:- Signal app has the Read receipts feature same as the WhatsApp. You can use this feature and it will let you know your contact has seen the messages or not. To you this feature you have to open your signal app and tap on the three dots then go to the setting option. After this tap on the Privacy option and enable or disable Read receipts.

WhatsApp app Privacy settings

Profile Privacy:- WhatsApp has one of the best features is profile privacy. With the help of this feature, you can control what types of info you want to share with your contact. You can hide your profile photo from all. Also, you can set it to your phone contact with whom you want to show your profile photo or set it to nobody that no one can see your display picture.

To use this feature you have to open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots then go to the settings options. Tap on the Account option and go to the Privacy option and you will see the Profile photo option.

Last Seen privacy:- You can select who can see your last seen and the status that you are online. It has the same three options same as the profile privacy you can set to all, My contacts and nobody. To use this feature you have to open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots. After this, you have to go to the settings options. Tap on the Account option and go to the Privacy option and you will see the last seen option.

Status privacy:- You will get the three options to choose who can see your status update. Its three options are Contact, My Contact except… and Only share with. To use this feature you have to open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots. After this, you have to go to the settings options. Tap on the Account option and go to the Privacy option and you will see the status option.

Fingerprint lock:- This feature allows you to set the fingerprint security to your WhatsApp that nobody can access your WhatsApp without your fingerprint authentication. To use this feature you have to open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots. After this, you have to go to the settings options. Tap on the Account option and go to the Privacy option and at the bottom, you will see the fingerprint lock option. Tap on the option to enable this feature.

Group invitation system:- The Group invite system of WhatsApp is different from the Signal app. Anyone can add to any group on WhatsApp if they have your phone number. But you can control who can add you to the WhatsApp group. You will get the three options Everyone, My Contacts, and My contacts except currently. The nobody option has disabled on WhatsApp.

To use this feature you have to open your WhatsApp and tap on the three dots. After this, you have to go to the settings options. Tap on the Account option and go to the Privacy option and scroll the screen then you will see the Groups option.

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