Meta – owners of popular messaging app WhatsApp – have today announced a slew of new privacy features for users.
In a move that is sure to prevent future spates of awkwardness, starting this month users will be able to silently leave group chats, control who can see their status and block screenshots of certain messages.
Ami Vora, product head at WhatsApp said in a statement, that the new features implemented are to focus on “building product features that empower people to have more control and privacy over their messages”.
The UK will be the first country to have the new features, in a campaign that will eventually go global.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg added that this will help keep messaging on the app “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations”.
Be on the look out for the new features soon and don’t be afraid to duck out the group chat if things go left!
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