WhatsApp is a messaging platform that is widely used across the world, as an efficient tool for communication. As a custom, WhatsApp keeps on adding new settings and features there are some which, seems to be necessary and need ultimate attention.
There are over a billion people on WhatsApp that use this instant messaging App, to go about their daily Bussiness. While WhatsApp keeps on updating new features and settings there are some which, according to us, are more necessary and need your immediate attention.
What should you consider with regards your WhatsApp?
While it might not be mandatory for you to do a lot of changes with all of your WhatsApp settings, here are three that you should consider.
Learn How To Protect your data
One of the things we should take note off is that we are not always warned when ever they will be an accident. Paradeventure your phone gets stolen someday or it simply got bad? Loosing your bulk messages, media and files shared over on WhatsApp, can cause a glitch to your digital memory.
While we hope that we don’t encounter such Mishap, necessary things should be put in place to avoid casualties. With WhatsApp’s “Chat backup” feature (hidden under “Chats” in WhatsApp settings), you can save yourself the stress believed from the risk of losing data. This feature allows end users to create a private backup of their chat photos, voice messages, history , and videos on Google Drive.
Users can also set their preffered frequency of auto backups – Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Only when I tap back up, or never. We suggest you set it to “Daily” so you have a backup of your data saved in your Google Drive every day. But if you don’t have daily access to WiFi everyday, you can regulate it to weekly as the backup can consume substantial data depending on the volume of your WhatsApp communications.
Meanwhile you can use your existing Google account for the backup, we suggest that you open or create a new Google ID and probably use it to synchronize with WhatsApp. This is because your WhatsApp data might consume a lot of space in your Google drive.
With the “Chat backup” feature enabled, you might not loose important Data anymore. Also it’s easier to restore and manage all of the data when you reinstall WhatsApp on a new phone.
Meticulously use your data plans
Probably you may not have full control over media, files or links that might have been sent to you by friends, colleagues or from group chats that you belong. But you can have a full way over what is downloaded. If you are one of those who receive a junk of media files on WhatsApp and are on a limited data plan, we suggest that you put off media auto-download on your phone.
This will not only save your internet data from being consumed rapidly, But will also prevent blocking of storage space.
Quickly go to “Media auto-download” under Data usage in WhatsApp settings and select your preferred downloads.
Wisely Protect your privacy
Probably your phone password protected may have been , but messages being received on WhatsApp could still be taken a glanced when they appear as notifications even when the phone is locked. By default, messages can be easily viewed from notifications – without having to unlocking the phone. And you might never know the real content of the message.
Android allows you to have full control over what is displayed in the notifications. Quickly Go to “Notification” under “Sound & notification” in Settings, and check “hide sensitive notification content”.
Preferably , you can hide private content from a particular app’s notifications. To do this, go to “App notifications” under “Notification” and change settings for each app you think can contain sensitive information.
If you feel WhatsApp is one of those apps that could contain confidential or private information, then you might want to tweak the settings right away.
Hopefully this setting helps you to take full charge of your WhatsApp’s privacy.