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WhatsApp Introduces Flash Calls, Message Level Reporting Safety Features in India

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Highlights:

  • WhatsApp adds 2 new features to keep Indian Users Safe.
  • These include flash calls and message-level reporting.
  • Users will be able to verify themselves while logging in with a call.

WhatsApp has added two new features called Flash calls and Message level reporting for its users. According to the company, these features will enhance the safety of the users on the Meta-owned messaging platform. The Flash calls feature will allow users to verify their phone numbers quickly whereas the message level reporting will allow them to report specific messages.

The message level reporting will help WhatsApp in figuring out any malicious activity caused by an account through a message as users will be able to pin a message while reporting.

Whatsapp Two new features: Flash calls & Message level reporting

Until now, every time you changed your phone, you needed a code that came through a text message to activate your WhatsApp account on the new device. With Flash calls, WhatsApp is adding another option with which users can choose to receive an automated call for verifying their phone number. The messaging platform says this new option is much safer than SMS verification.

The next new feature added is Message level reporting, allowing users to report accounts to WhatsApp by flagging a specific message. For doing so, users can simply long-press a particular message to either report or block a user. In its latest transparency report, WhatsApp says that it banned over 2.2 million accounts in the month of September alone. While most of the accounts banned were due to automated tools kept in place by WhatsApp to trace fishy accounts.

There’s also the feature that prohibits unknown people from adding users to WhatsApp Groups, along with the ability to lock the app and open it with fingerprint scanning (both Android and iOS) and facial recognition (iOS). In addition, WhatsApp allows users to send disappearing messages and view a text or media message once, for further privacy and security. WhatsApp is reportedly working on on a new big update where users will receive a notification if someone responds to one of your messages.

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