WhatsApp adds two new Safety features
WhatsApp has added two new features for its users in India. Message Level Reporting and Flash Calls in the country are the features that WhatsApp has introduced. The latter is essentially an additional feature apart from the SMS verification that is mandatory to register on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp has also rolled out the ability to let users hide their profile picture, last seen, and more from certain people, the ability to block someone who might prove bothersome, and two-step verification.
According to the Meta-owned (formerly Facebook), these two features have been rolled out to further secure user experience.
The Flash Calls and Message Level Reporting features will allow people better security and control over their usage of the messaging app.
With Flash Calls new Android users or the ones who change their devices frequently, one can choose to verify their phone numbers via an automated call instead of an SMS.
According to WhatsApp, this is a much safer option, given that it takes place all from within the app.
We are committed to offering our users a secure, safe, and reliable messaging service experience to connect with each other for personal conversations. WhatsApp is an industry leader among end-to-end encrypted messaging services in preventing and combating abuse and we are deeply committed to user safety,” the company said in a statement.
The Message Level Reporting feature allows users to report a particular message received on WhatsApp. This can be done by simply long-pressing a particular message to either report or block a user.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has released the 18.104.22.168 update for its Android users on the beta channel, which reveals the company is working on message reaction notifications for its Android app.
WhatsApp has been developing the message reactions feature for a few months now, which, as evident from its name, lets users react to messages the same way they react to the posts and comments on the Facebook app.
Previously, WhatsApp had no plans to notify users of message reactions, but the company later began developing it for the beta version of its iOS app and now it is also working on providing the same feature to its Android users.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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