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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
    Last edited: May 21, 2021
    Thank you

    Just updated my settings
     
  5. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    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. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Done mine too. y115.gif
     
  8. 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 ??
     
  9. Oldskool

    Oldskool Senior 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…!
     
  10. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Kenbro

    Kenbro Noble Member
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    +1 on telegram.
    Ken.
     
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