In this article we’ll look at how to disable the “Read Receipts” permission and limit access to your Contacts. The Facebook-owned company claims it doesn’t use any of your data. If you don’t trust the company’s claims, here are some ways to limit the Facebook-owned company’s access to your WhatsApp messages. Disabling the “Read Receipts” permission will not prevent Facebook from accessing your WhatsApp messages outside of the app.
Disable Read Receipts
When you receive a message from a friend or coworker, you might find it annoying to receive notification that the other person has read it. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There are other ways to take advantage of WhatsApp’s Read Receipts feature. Disabling this feature will prevent you from knowing that other people have read your message. Here are two ways to turn off WhatsApp’s read receipts.
First, you can turn off Read Receipts for individual messages by going into the Settings section of your WhatsApp app. To do this, you can click the Settings button and then select the option that says “Disable read receipts.” When you turn off the option, you won’t be able to see the message you’ve opened or received. Similarly, you can disable read receipts on WhatsApp messages for group conversations. But remember that the option will be unavailable if you send a message to another WhatsApp user.
Disable cloud backups
When you want to disable cloud backups for WhatsApp messages, you need to know how to set up the encryption key in your WhatsApp account. By default, end-to-end encryption protects your conversations between two people. Disabling cloud backups for WhatsApp messages will prevent iCloud from backing up your chats. You need to remember the password or encryption key in order to enable the end-to-end encryption.
Disabling iCloud backup is a simple process. Unlike iMessage, WhatsApp backup uses encryption. You can disable the backup by setting a toggle in the iCloud settings nexspy, or you can disable the feature on a per-app basis. It’s important to note that this feature will not protect iMessages. If you’re worried about security, disable iCloud backups in WhatsApp and other apps.
Facebook’s teams of moderators
Did you know that Facebook’s teams of moderators can view your WhatsApp messages? A report by ProPublica reveals that the company’s teams monitor users’ WhatsApp messages. The companies use internal tools to scan messages for content that violates their policies, including nudity, graphic content, and racial or religious attacks. As a result, users can report suspicious messages or put them on “watch” lists.
In the Q1 Transparency Report, Facebook revealed that the top-viewed link was an article claiming a “healthy” doctor died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The number was up tenfold in 2020. This raises the question: is this kind of censorship acceptable? While Facebook’s teams of moderators aren’t likely to view private messages, the content they do see may be illegal or otherwise unsuitable for Facebook’s users.
Facebook’s access to your Contacts
Once upon a time, you may have allowed Facebook to access your Contacts in your phone address book. But, did you know that Facebook is constantly uploading your contacts to its servers? Fortunately, there is a way to prevent Facebook from accessing your Contacts. To turn off the automatic upload, visit your phone’s settings, tap on apps, and tap Facebook. From there, tap on the “Contacts” option, and turn off “Contacts” to prevent Facebook from accessing your contacts.
Your contacts list contains a lot of personal information, including physical addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and anniversaries. Additionally, your contact list contains your passwords, social security numbers, private descriptions of acquaintances, and even building access codes. While many of us would not want to share these data with a third party, Facebook has made this a standard feature of its service. As a result, you’re not always aware of the risks of Facebook using your contacts list.