When it comes to protecting important information, we want to be certain that our personal data does not fall into the wrong hands. We will tell you how to secure your conversations and all the data important in the WhatsApp Messenger that’s important for you.
Switch on “Invisible” status
If you want to stay undisturbed by messages or calls, make yourself invisible for your contacts. To do that, go to the settings directory, select Chat Settings at the bottom and tap “Extended Settings” to change your status. If you do not want the recipient to see that you have already read his or her message, you want to disable one option. This can be done if you go to Settings => Accounts => Privacy. There you can set the names of those of your friends who will be able to see the time of your latest visit or your online status. Here you can also disable the “Read Receipts” option.
Set Your WhatsApp to start after PIN code entry
Most certainly, your friends sometimes borrow your smartphone in order to, for example, watch a video, play some games, etc. In this situation you can hardly be 100% sure that they will hold their hands off reading your messages in WhatsApp. Anyway, it’s a good idea to protect your chat history from being read by third parties by setting a PIN code. However, it is widely known that this messenger app uses neither password, no PIN code. You can install such a code using a third-party app, like WhatsAppLock.
Block your mobile phone if it gets stolen
If you have your phone stolen, or have lost it, you had better block your WhatsApp account as soon as possible. To do that, contact your mobile operator in order and ask them to block your SIM card. After that, you will be able to restore your phone number, install WhatsApp anew and use it again and again.