A sudden update from "WhatsApp" to protect privacy

A news report revealed that the instant communication application “WhatsApp” launched a sudden update, which changed the settings of the accounts of millions of users.


The website (WABetaInfo), which tracks news of the application, said that the sudden update of "WhatsApp" comes as part of an attempt to protect privacy, while using messages that disappear by themselves.

And last year, WhatsApp added a message service that automatically disappears, allowing messages to be deleted after a specified period of time.

But if the user is running the (auto-saving) service, that is, the automatic saving of media such as photos and videos, the message media can remain in the application.

This is a breach of privacy, so WhatsApp decided to make a change.

From now on, the instant messaging app, which is used by more than two billion people, has decided to turn off the "media visibility" service from the automatically hidden chat.

And on iPhone phones, WhatsApp turned off the automatic “Save to Camera Roll” option for the same type of messages.

This means that photos, videos, and other media will not be automatically saved to the phone's camera app.

(WABetaInfo) said that this step aims to provide a more private environment for users, who use hidden messages automatically.

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