WhatsApp privacy settings on Mac: Relaxed level

Learn how to change your privacy settings on WhatsApp using Mac. These steps adjust your privacy and security settings to Relaxed level protection
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Restrict contacts from sending you messages

What for: To keep out spam.

Any WhatsApp user who knows your phone number can send you a message. If you have been targeted by fraudsters or spammers, you can block the unwanted users. You can also block users from whom you do not want to receive messages for any other reason.

Blocked users will not know you’ve blacklisted them. They will not be able to call you or view your status updates, and any messages they send will be marked as undelivered. You will not see those messages at all.

To block a user:

  1. Open the chat with the contact you want to block;
  2. Tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen;
  3. Select Contact info;
  4. In the window that opens, click Block in the list at the bottom and confirm your selection.

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Protect WhatsApp against hacking

To remove your account before changing your phone number, follow the instructions for configuring the iOS or Android app.

Protect personal data

To limit your profile visibility, follow the instructions for configuring the iOS or Android app.


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Basic privacy settings, maximum convenience.


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A golden mean respecting privacy matters but preserving convenience.


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A choice of security over convenience; instructions contain a lot of details.

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