Whatsapp is an application that does not need any introduction. Everyone is aware of why it is being used, what it offers, and its importance in their day-to-day life.
The messages are said to be end-to-end encrypted but still, there are many things that you should know or you should do to keep your Whatsapp more secure than earlier. In this article, we will tell you about the 4 Whatsapp tips to keep it secure.
Though it allows users considerable control, WhatsApp isn’t the most private messenger on the market. You can choose who can see your Last Seen, profile photo, bio, status, and live location.
By choosing the option to disable Read Receipts, you can even remove the blue checkmarks from the receipts. Simply go to Settings, choose Account, and then Privacy. By choosing alternatives that make you feel secure, you can adjust some bars from here.
Use Whatsapp desktop instead of Web app
You must sync your phone with WhatsApp Web or the desktop apps in order to use WhatsApp on a computer. It is suggested that you should use the official desktop application instead of the web app to be more secure. The primary cause of this is because WhatsApp Web can be hacked easily.
Due to its status as instant communication, WhatsApp occasionally exposes users to scammers. You need to be aware of some of the prevalent scams in order to avoid falling for them. Whatsapp is a free app to use, as we all know. Instead of charging, it provides all of its features in its free form.
The most typical scam involves charging for Whatsapp usage. You can receive notifications about your account expiring or the WhatsApp premium version of the texting service. The aim of the scam is to trick you into paying for WhatsApp, but you should never do so.
Disable Cloud Backup
There is one flaw in the end-to-end encryption that when you put WhatsApp chats on backs up to Google Drive or iCloud. You can then access your previous messages if you decide to reinstall them in the future.
The backup, however, is not encrypted, so you should disable it if you are really concerned about your privacy. Keep in mind that using Apple and Google to store your data may not be fully safe.
In order to stop automatic cloud backups:
- Go to WhatsApp if you use iPhone and tap Settings then go to Chats then select Chat Backup and then tap on Auto Backup.
- On Android mobile: you need to go to WhatsApp’s menu, then Settings, then Chats, then Backup to Google Drive, and select Never.
Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices
One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.
The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.
To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:
- Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
- Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
- Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
- Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.
You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.
The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.
One UI 6.1: How to activate voice input feature on your keyboard
With the release of One UI 6.1, Samsung has introduced a slight yet significant change to its keyboard interface, mainly related to the voice input feature. Users who are familiar with this feature button may now be puzzled by its new location.
The voice input button is a useful tool for dictating text messages or commands. It has been moved to the left side of the navigation bar with One UI 6.1. If you’re struggling to find it, then following a few steps will restore your voice-typing capabilities.
First, make sure the keyboard button display is enabled. To do that, visit Settings >> General Management >> Keyboard list and default >> Keyboard button on the navigation bar >> Tap on the toggle to enable it.
Once the keyboard button appears on the navigation bar, you can easily switch to voice input. Simply open the keyboard input window, tap the keyboard icon on the navigation bar, and select ‘Voice input’ from the available options.
This minor change is part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance the user experience by optimizing accessibility and convenience. By following these steps, you will continue to enjoy the seamless functionality of voice input on your device.
Circle to Search: Hidden tricks for screen search on Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8
One of the most innovative features that Google introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked event is Circle to Search. This feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8 series, which enhances the smartphone’s functionality and performance.
Circle to Search enables users to search their screen by drawing a circle over the text or image that they want to search. It can be activated by long-pressing on the home button or navigation bar and then using a finger to draw a circle around the desired content. A search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, displaying relevant results from Google.
However, some content may be too small or hidden by the search bar. In such cases, Circle to Search offers some solutions.
- Users can move the search bar to the top of the screen by dragging it with one finger.
- Users can also zoom in or out on the screen by using a two-finger pinch gesture.
These features are not widely announced, but they are very useful for selecting content that is difficult to see or reach.
Circle to Search is a useful feature that allows users to search their screen without leaving the current app. It can be used to look up words, definitions, translations, images, videos, news, and more. It also allows users to copy or share the selected content with a simple tap.