To help users understand the purpose and usage of all the security and safety tools in the app in one place and enhance their in-app experience, WhatsApp has created a new Security Hub mini site. The hub provides an overview of WhatsApp’s default safety and security features, as well as control options that significantly contribute to users’ account and data security.
Some of WhatsApp’s integral security features include default privacy, automatic spam detection, and proactive security alerts.
The mini site educates users on how to avoid scamming, spamming, and malicious acts like data theft that commonly occur across the platform. “Malicious actors and hostile states routinely challenge the security of our critical infrastructure,” says the company.
It is therefore crucial for all users to maximize the security of their WhatsApp activity and read through the tips and guidelines on how to efficiently do that. WhatsApp encourages its users to take control of their in-app experience by checking out the guides to add additional layers of protection to their account and data.
Some of the major steps that WhatsApp recommends users to take include enabling two-factor authentication, making sure to only use the official WhatsApp and avoiding fake versions of the app, keeping group chats safe, and learning to spot scams. Additionally, users also have the liberty to immediately report any problematic behavior that they notice on the app, involving messages, people, or businesses.