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  1. alfie

    alfie Getting older but still going for it
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    Check this out

    Whatsapp updated your settings last night.

    Crimewatch have advised your WhatsApp settings have changed overnight...

    Mine had...

    WhatsApp has changed its group settings to include “everyone” by default so people you don’t know can add you to a group without your knowing. These people may include scam messages, loan Sharks, porn etc. You can change its default settings as follows:

    1. Go to WhatsApp:
    2. Go into Settings
    3. Go to Account
    4. Go to Privacy
    5. Go to Groups
    6. Change from (Everyone) to (My Contacts)

    This is true. I checked mine!

    Alfie
     
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  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Yep done mine a couple of days ago. Thanks for posting
     
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  3. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Yeah me too.
     
  4. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

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    #4 Red Thunder, May 20, 2021
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    Thank you

    Just updated my settings
     
  5. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Guest

    Apparently this setting was changed in 2019. Chances are your phone has been like this for two years. No need to panic, Mr Mainwaring. :)
     
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  6. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Many thanks Alfie. I had not heard about this and just checked my settings and guess what? Yep mine were showing everyone and so was my mrs phone. All done now and this shows what a good group this is.
     
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  7. capt

    capt Elite Member

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    Just done mine , phew since 2019 ! Only installed it late last year and it was definitely Freund's only ??
     
  8. Oldskool

    Oldskool Elite Member

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    Interestingly I had to make contact with someone not in my contacts via WhatsApp. When I did this I got a pop up message asking if I wanted to proceed with the communication. So I think that you are safe even if this setting has not been changed. As the WhatsApp tag line says, “ it is end to end encrypted “. and not even WhatsApp can read what you are saying…..good job in my case…! But I’ve changed this setting anyway…!
     
  9. andypandy

    andypandy Crème de la Crème

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    Just changed mine. Don't really understand it all but if folk on here are doing it i thought i'd do it anyway.
     
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  10. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Don’t do WhatsApp, Facespace, or any of the lot. This forum is the extent of my social media. I’d rather go outside.
     
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  11. SuperHans

    SuperHans Senior Member

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    My advice is to move away from Whatsapp since its owned by facebook and they are now changing how the manage data and moving the two services closer together.
    Basically they exchange more data about you that is being sold on.

    My advice is to look at services such as Signal and Telegram, both very good and don't harvest all about you and your friends and sell on.

    Also, while "end to end" encryption sounds nice it still doesn't say how the backup of your conversation is stored or if that is encrypted.
     
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  12. Kenbro

    Kenbro Noble Member

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    +1 on telegram.
    Ken.
     
  13. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème

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    I've been using Signal for quite a while in preference to WhatsApp. Facebook can't see message content but they still know who you're communicating with and when, and that's none of their business as far as I'm concerned. Signal was created by some of the team that created WhatsApp and works well. Privacy is a defining principle so I support their efforts.
     
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  14. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    What has this to do with WhatsApp settings being changed?
     
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  15. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.
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    Could it be spam :eek:. Not had some for a while.
     
  16. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    It was posted 8 months ago so I don't think we need to worry :joy:
     
  17. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.
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    Good point, should have gone to Specsaves :joy:
     
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  18. Baza

    Baza Elite Member

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    THIS IS SPAM. ALL OF HIS TWENTY POSTS ARE THE SAME, NOTHING TO DO WITH BIKES
     
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  19. ClaraGreen

    ClaraGreen New Member

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    Thanks for the information.
     
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