What’s App has 1 billion active users every month, according to Facebook’s statistics that bought this messaging service several years ago. Recently it offered the possibility of using it through desktop computers allowing you to install it on both Windows and Mac. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most used messaging tools and that is why we must learn to use it properly.
First of all, we should know that WhatsApp is only for people over 16 years old. If you already use What’s App, we recommend the following behavioral guidelines to enjoy this app healthily and responsibly.
1- Don’t share your number with strangers
Your phone number is valuable information, don’t let others share your number or contact in WhatsApp groups or send it to someone else. Don’t share your number with strangers, you’ll never really know who you’re talking to.
2- Configure WhatsApp privacy
Remember that you have the choice of who can see the time of your last connection, profile picture, and status. You’ll also be able to turn off the read receipt in case you have contacts eager for a response.
3- Don’t be afraid to block
Maybe someone is bothering you, in WhatsApp, there is the possibility of blocking contacts so that they stop sending you messages. Similarly, you won’t be able to send messages to blocked contacts either.
4- Respect others
Don’t write after the right hours, many don’t turn off notifications, and they can be annoying. Do not offend, or share inappropriate content.
5- Be careful with what you share
Anyone who receives your photos, audio, or video can re-share with their contacts, and even upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. If this happened, how would you feel? Always think about this.
6- Take care of your reputation in WhatsApp groups
Don’t share uninteresting content or update at all times. Many are aware of the conversation and it could be difficult to follow the line of conversation.
7- Remember that WhatsApp does not delete your Chat
history WhatsApp warns that it does not delete your chats, you can delete them from your device but you can reset them at any time because WhatsApp does not delete them.
8- Private publications should be kept that way
Do not fall into the practices of forwarding content or making screenprint to share with third parties. The conversation is just for you and the other person, don’t lose their trust or expose it.
9- Established other means of communication
WhatsApp is not the first nor will it be the last means of communication. Disconnect from time to time, make calls or set up a meeting with your friends and family, WhatsApp can not replace these memorable moments.
10- Learn how to use WhatsApp QR Code
You will know that WhatsApp asks you to scan a code to use it via PC, MAC, or browser, anyone can use your cell phone to scan and use your account without you knowing. Close all sessions when you stop using it.