WhatsApp Safety Tips

Given the personal nature of private messaging, your privacy and security are important to us. Your messages and calls are automatically protected by end-to-end encryption so that no one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them.

We've also developed additional features that can help you stay safe on WhatsApp.

Control Your Privacy Settings

Set your profile photo, last seen, and about, to be seen by everyone, contacts only, or no one.

Block Unwanted Users

Stop someone from contacting you directly from a chat.

Request Account Info

Get a report of your WhatsApp account information and settings.

Clear Messages Inside a Chat

Delete all messages inside an individual or group chat, or all chats at once.

Turn Off Read Receipts

Choose if someone can see if you've read their message.

Delete and Report Spam

Report spam from inside the app.

Leave a Group

Exit the group at any time.

Enable Two-Step Verification

Create a six-digit pin to enable extra security.

Additional Resources

For additional resources on user safety topics, please visit this FAQ