You can use WhatsApp on the mobile phone, which is the most common, but also on the computer. In the latter case, privacy may be at stake. If you use a PC that you share with other people, they could see your conversations or even impersonate you and talk as if they were you. We are going to tell you what you can do to protect yourself. It is very simple and you will only have to follow a series of steps that we are going to show you below.
The goal is power protect conversations. If for some reason someone accesses your computer, they would not be able to see what you have talked about with other people or impersonate you. This can come in handy in certain cases, such as a work computer, if you lose the device or if you simply want more protection.
Protect WhatsApp Web
The version of WhatsApp Web It has a screen protection function. What you are going to do is enter an access code to be able to enter and see the conversations. Without this password, all that content would be hidden and another person would not be able to access and see what you have talked about. I would need that access code.
Setting it up is very simple. The first thing you have to do is open WhatsApp Web in your browser. It doesn't matter if you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other. When you have it open, you have to click on the menu (the three buttons that appear above, above the conversation search) and you enter Setting.
Within Settings, you will see the section Privacy and that is the one you should open. You will see different options and the one that interests you is the last one, the one that indicates Screen lock. That is what allows you to create a password so that others cannot see the conversations you have started or impersonate your identity.
The next thing you have left is check the Screen lock box and put the password. As long as this option is activated, you will have to enter the password to unlock the WhatsApp screen and be able to access the conversations. You can change this at any time, if you want it to go back to how it was before.
Use a secure key
Our recommendation is that you use a password that is secure. WhatsApp allows you to enter a password that is between 6 and 128 characters. Ideally, it should have at least 12 characters. They can be letters, numbers and other symbols. We always advise you to use a mixture of everything. Each additional symbol will make that key more secure.
You should never use simple words, put your name, date of birth or anything similar. It is important that it be a password totally randomthat they cannot easily find out and thus protect your WhatsApp Web account as much as possible and prevent other people from accessing it due to carelessness.
In short, with these simple steps you can improve the security of WhatsApp. If you use the web version, it is interesting to be able to protect the conversations so that other people with physical access to that computer cannot enter. However, this is only a security measure, since it is important that you always protect your equipment and not make mistakes that could harm you.