WhatsApp is one of the most popular call and chat applications, combining ease of use with services such as end-to-end encryption, free international calls over the Internet, cross-platform compatibility and even a desktop version.
And now, the platform has released an update that presents a series of new features that would make it even more convenient and secure, especially for iPhone users, where version 2.19.120 of the software can now be installed through the App Store .
A variety of useful functions have already been implemented through this update. For example, you can now put a call on hold through Call waiting while you answer another call. The screen design of Chats It has also been updated to facilitate quick scanning of your messages.
It also presents new privacy functions in relation to group chats, where you can avoid being included in groups that you don't want to be part of. In addition, although it may seem simply a convenience, it is in fact an additional tool to protect your identity and make sure that strangers or scammers do not contact you, since now people in groups can see the phone numbers of others.
Whatsapp points out that, although groups are an excellent connection platform, as people turn to groups for important conversations, users have asked for more control over their experience. Today we present a new privacy configuration and an invitation system to help you decide who can add you to the groups. With these new features, users will have more control over the group messages they receive, publicize the company.
The new privacy settings have already begun to be implemented for some users and will be available globally in the next few days for those who use the latest version of WhatsApp.