have managed to become an essential part of the life of each user over the years.
Within these platforms is a large part of the
, in addition to the
of the conversations, so
reinforcing the security
of WhatsApp is very important.
messages offering money
, scams are becoming more common within the messaging service.
To minimize the risks, users are provided with the necessary
to configure the account and keep privacy safe.
How to protect WhatsApp account
In principle, WhatsApp advises
never to share the activation code
, the 6-digit code that the user receives by SMS message when placing it on a mobile device.
To do this, as recommended by the platform, establish a
so that your account is doubly protected.
For that you must access from
Settings / Configuration > Account > Two-step verification > Activate
Prevent a third party from taking your identity so that your profile photo is only visible to your contacts.
This is configured by going to Settings/Settings > Account > Privacy > Profile picture > My contacts.
If a family member or friend makes an unusual request on WhatsApp, she calls the person to confirm their identity.
WhatsApp allows you to restrict who can see the profile photo, to avoid any identity theft.
WhatsApp has a series of privacy settings that help
decide who can add you to groups
With this function you can choose between three options:
All, My Contacts or All My Contacts Except
Please note: My Contacts means that all users in your contact book can add you to groups, while My Contacts Except, provides additional control so that they can add you to groups.
Delete and report spam
message appears from an unknown recipient
who is not in your contact list or share a group, there is no question: report any suspicious or misleading messages.
If you receive messages of this type, avoid clicking on them or their links.
And never share personal information with the sender.
Check that it is a verified account
The WhatsApp accounts of official organizations have a green tick.
When interacting with an official account, look for it to have the
Government chatbots, organizations and big brands have a green checkmark that identifies them as verified accounts.
In case you receive a message from a WhatsApp account that seems official but does not have verification, ignore it, it is false.
Remember to report and block the number to avoid falling for a scam.
Be wary of gifts on WhatsApp
Fraudulent messages on WhatsApp.
Be wary of people who ask you for or offer
money in exchange for a gift
, messages for jobs that seem very attractive or to support a social cause;
may be scams.
Block WhatsApp accounts
Anyone who receives a suspicious message can report it directly from the app.
You even have the option to block the contact associated with sending that message.
In case you regret it or simply have done it by mistake, WhatsApp allows you to unblock a contact at any time by following these steps:
WhatsApp> Settings> Account> Privacy> Blocked Contacts
It should be noted that blocked numbers can no longer be contacted through the application.
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