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Safer Internet Day: Make WhatsApp a safe space for messaging with these simple tips

This Safer Internet Day, know these simple tips to make your WhatsApp experience safe.

| Updated on: Feb 07 2023, 13:34 IST
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1/5 Why does WhatsApp compress pictures while sharing it? This happens because in the Settings of the application the photo upload quality is set on auto by default, and therefore, the quality of the image while sharing depends on several factors like the internet connection, size of the image, and more. The app therefore, looks to downsize the image, which affects its quality. (PTI)
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2/5 How to send the best quality photo on WhatsApp: Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android device and click on the three dots to go to WhatsApp Settings. From Settings you will have to select Storage and Data. After that you will have to tap on the Photo upload quality and select the Best Quality option and then click on Ok. (REUTERS)
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3/5 Meanwhile, you can also check the steps to send photos and videos on WhatsApp here: Go to WhatsApp and open an individual or group chat where you want to send the photo or video. Click on the Attach icon, then follow the steps mentioned below: (PTI)
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4/5 On an Android device, click on the gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one and finally click on the send icon. (REUTERS)
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5/5 While iPhone users will have to click on the plus icon and then select Photo and Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's photos or albums. After selecting a photo or video, tap Add at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once. (Pixabay)
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Safer Internet Day: Check these tips to stay safe while messaging on WhatsApp. (Safer Internet Day / Twitter)

It's Safer Internet Day! It is a day that has established itself as a key event promoting online safety. It is celebrated on 7th February every year. Back in 2004, it started as part of the EU SafeBorders project and was quickly adopted by the Insafe network in 2005. Today, it is celebrated in around 180 countries globally. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to bring attention to the current concerns and new challenges in the online world. In this era of tech, WhatsApp has become a popular and essential part of our daily life. To make sure the experience always remains secure, here are some safety tips for users to follow this Safer Internet Day.

WhatsApp Security tips

Add a layer of security: WhatsApp provides an additional level of security for its users through the Two-Step Verification feature. This feature requires a 6-digit PIN when you reset or verify the WhatsApp account, serving as a safeguard in the event of a lost SIM card or compromised phone.

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App lock: Apart from the two-step verification process, you should also enable a screen lock and disable read receipts from your WhatsApp settings.

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Don't forward blindly: To curb the misinformation, WhatsApp has implemented a "forwarded message" label which limits the number of forwards. When unsure of the source of a message, it is best not to forward it. Fact-checking is important before sending or forwarding any information.

Witnessed a scam? It's time to report them: Scammers often use links to websites or malware to access personal information. WhatsApp provides a straightforward way for users to handle these messages by simply long-pressing them and selecting "block and report" to report the account to WhatsApp. This feature makes it easy for users to protect themselves compared to traditional SMS or other platforms.

Keep personal information private: It is important to protect sensitive information such as your address, phone number, passwords, financial details, and other personal information. On WhatsApp, you have control over your personal details like your profile photo, online status, about information, last seen, and who can see it - everyone, contacts only, selected contacts, or no one.

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First Published Date: 07 Feb, 12:41 IST