Meta-owned WhatsApp banned a record of over 7.4 million accounts in India in April 2023. This is the highest number of accounts banned by WhatsApp in a single month. The accounts were banned for violating WhatsApp’s terms of service, which include rules against spam, abuse, and hate speech.
In addition to banning accounts, WhatsApp also takes other steps to protect user safety. For example, the company has a team of experts who review all user complaints and take action against accounts that are found to be in violation of the terms of service. WhatsApp also uses technology to identify and block spam and abusive messages.
In recent months, WhatsApp has also introduced new features to make it easier for users to protect their privacy. For example, the company recently launched a new feature called “Chat Lock” that allows users to lock their chats with a password. This feature is designed to protect users’ most sensitive conversations from prying eyes.
New Chat Lock Feature Makes WhatsApp More Private
In addition to banning accounts, WhatsApp is also taking steps to make the app more private for users. The company recently announced a new feature called “Chat Lock” that allows users to lock their chats with a password. This feature is designed to protect users’ most sensitive conversations from prying eyes.
To use Chat Lock, users simply need to go to the chat they want to lock and tap on the three dots in the top right corner. Then, they need to select “Lock Chat” and enter a password. Once the chat is locked, only the user who knows the password will be able to access it.
Chat Lock is a great way to protect your privacy on WhatsApp. If you have any sensitive conversations that you don’t want anyone else to see, you can use Chat Lock to lock them away.
Quote from Mark Zuckerberg
Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently commented on the new Chat Lock feature. He said, “We’re excited to bring to you a new feature we’re calling Chat Lock, which lets you protect your most intimate conversations behind one more layer of security.”
In response to a question whether WhatsApp will publish reports on a monthly basis in Bangladesh as in India and what action will be taken against any account if there are complaints, Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa suggested talking to the BTRC.
Later, Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Vice Chairman of BTRC said, He will talk about this later.