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Official! WhatsApp Users Can No Longer Take Screenshots of Profile Photos

In February 2024, WhatsApp tested a new privacy feature in the beta version to help protect user profile photos from criminal acts.

Now this feature has been officially rolled out to the regular version of WhatsApp, namely the ability to prevent users from taking screenshots or screenshots of profile photos.

This will provide better security for users and greater control over who can access their content.

In beta testing, attempts to take a screenshot would give a black screen along with the words ‘unable to take screenshot due to app restrictions.

Now on the stable version of WhatsApp, users who want to make this effort will get the same message.

When TechViral tries to take a screenshot of the profile photo, WhatsApp does not display a black screen but still gives a pop-up saying ‘This application does not allow screenshots’

We also noted that while we couldn’t screenshot individual profile pictures, when we tried to take a profile picture in a group chat, WhatsApp still allowed it to be taken. However, to take profile photos of each member of the WhatsApp group, permission is not given.

While this feature was launched, there is no further detailed information such as whether this feature is optional or not so there is no way to disable it if users still allow other people to take screenshots of their profile picture.

This is not the first feature to help protect user privacy on WhatsApp, previously there were options such as changing profile photo privacy settings, one-view media, and status privacy settings.

However, this is a step forward in helping provide users with a more secure messaging app, and it’s likely that more users will start seeing this feature on their devices in the coming weeks.

WhatsApp Will Sync Locked Chats Across Devices

The WhatsApp messaging platform, which has many users, is now reportedly working on a new security feature to further strengthen its users’ privacy.

This new feature will synchronize chat keys across all devices connected to the user’s account as reported by TechViral from Gizmochina.

Simply put, if a user decides to lock a conversation on a smartphone, then the lock will also be applied to the same conversation when accessed via WhatsApp on a computer, tablet or other connected device.

This update was first noticed by WABetaInfo, a reliable source for WhatsApp updates. This was discovered in the latest WhatsApp beta update for Android 2.24.4.14, which is available for download to all registered beta testers via the Google Play Store.

WhatsApp introduced the ability to lock certain chats last year. They then introduced another feature called Secret Lock, which allows users to set a unique password that is different from their device password.

This password hides the locked chat folder, making it invisible to anyone who doesn’t know the code.

However, the downside of this feature is that it is a device-specific setting. This means that these keys must be set separately on each of your computer and mobile devices and are not automatically synced.

The upcoming changes will simplify this process, and automatically expand users’ security options across all platforms where WA is used.

Additionally, WhatsApp recently confirmed that they will allow cross-platform messaging through their platform. This means users will be able to send messages between WhatsApp, Telegram, or Signal, and vice versa. However, this feature will likely only be available in Europe.

 

Oppo A79 5G: Price and Complete Specifications in Indonesia

Oppo A79 5G was officially launched in Indonesia bringing a new design and specifications. This is the first cellphone from the latest generation Oppo A-series launched this year.

The biggest change brought by the Oppo A79 5G can be seen in its design. Oppo A79 5G comes in two color choices, namely Mystery Black and Luminous Purple.

Specifically, the Luminous Purple variant uses a Glowing Feather design with a special design that provides a dynamic touch like feathers while providing a beautiful appearance like a diamond.

The Oppo A79 5G screen uses an LCD panel measuring 6.72 inches. The screen resolution is 2400 x 1080 (FHD+) with a refresh rate of 90H and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz.

The screen’s peak brightness level reaches 680 nits. The Oppo A79 5G screen now has a punch hole design, replacing the water drop notch design used by the A78 5G.

On the back there are two cameras arranged in a rectangular camera module. The rear camera composition consists of a 50 MP main camera and a 2 MP portrait camera. An 8 MP front camera is available for taking selfies.

The Oppo A79 5G is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset which is made using 7nm fabrication. This chipset is combined with 8GB RAM which is supported by the RAM Expansion feature and 256GB internal memory.

The performance of this cellphone is also supported by the Dynamic Computing Engine which helps use the Oppo A79 5G more smoothly and stably on a daily basis. This feature makes apps faster to open and allows more apps to run in the background at the same time.

Its performance is supported by a 5,000 mAh capacity battery which is equipped with Super Power Saving Mode and Ultimate Standby features. This cellphone also supports 33W SuperVOOC fast charging which promises to charge the battery up to 100% in 74 minutes.

Oppo A79 5G runs the Android 13 operating system with the ColorOS 13.1 interface. Oppo also provides smoothness protection for 36 months to ensure the cellphone remains smooth to use for the next few years.

Apart from the specifications above, the Oppo A79 5G is also equipped with network support such as 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.3, Dual-SIM, NFC, USB-C, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The phone also comes with a fingerprint sensor and enhanced dual stereo speakers with Ultra Volume mode.

Price and availability of Oppo A79 5G in Indonesia

The Oppo A79 5G is sold at IDR 3,799,000 for the 8/256GB variant. This cellphone can be purchased online from 2-9 February 2024 at the Oppo Official Store which can be found on e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, Tokopedia, Blibli, Akulaku, and TikTok Shop.

Consumers can enjoy benefits in the form of installments offered by each e-commerce such as Lazada, Shopee and Tokopedia. Apart from that, there is a special benefit worth IDR 500,000 which can be claimed via the My Oppo application.

WhatsApp on iOS can make stickers without leaving the application, here’s how

WhatsApp users can create stickers in the WhatsApp application without additional applications. This feature makes it very easy for users to turn photos into stickers directly.

This was announced by WhatsApp on its Instagram page, as quote by Tech Viral on Saturday (13/1/2023). However, this feature is only available for WA users on iOS.

“Exciting news! You can now turn your photos into stickers or edit existing stickers. You may have to show the entire chat group how you do it. Try it now on iOS,” WA wrote in its upload.

Not only does WhatsApp create stickers directly from the application, it also embeds editing features in the application. Users can edit existing stickers in the WhatsApp application.

This feature makes users, especially on iOS, not dependent on other applications. Users can also directly share stickers that have been created or edited to other users.

How to Create Stickers Directly on WhatsApp on iOS

This feature can only be run by iOS users, the method is quite easy as follows:

1.Click the sticker icon in the chat room

2.Click ‘+’ to enter the sticker creation menu

3.Select the image that will be used as a sticker

4.Edit the image as you wish and save it as a sticker

5.Send stickers to other contacts

How to Edit Stickers Directly in WA on iOS

1.Click the sticker icon in the chat room

2.Select the sticker you want to edit by pressing it then selecting the ‘Edit Sticker’ option

3.Edit stickers as you wish

4.Send stickers to other contacts

WhatsApp is testing the theme feature to change the appearance of the application

The WhatsApp application has been known for its appearance which is dominated by white (or black in dark mode) and green. But in the near future users will be able to change the appearance of the WhatsApp application on their cellphones.

WABetaInfo announced that WhatsApp is testing a Theme feature which allows users to change the color of the application. This feature was found in WhatsApp beta for iOS version 24.1.10.70.

The screenshot uploaded by WABetaInfo shows that there are five colors that users can choose, namely green, blue, white, purple and pink. There is no option to choose a custom color according to the user’s wishes.

At the bottom of the color selection there is a statement that states ‘This only updates the main color of the app’, which means that this color selection only changes the main color of the application.

But don’t worry because WABetaInfo also found that this customization option will likely be expanded to allow users to change the color of the chat bubble, as quoted by Tech viral.

The option to change the theme color of the WhatsApp application can be accessed in the Appearance menu in the application settings. However, currently these options and menus cannot be accessed by users because this feature is still in the development stage.

This customization option will certainly give users the freedom to change the appearance of the application according to their wishes. Moreover, currently the customization options on WhatsApp are still limited to changing the wallpaper in chat.

WhatsApp users have also been waiting for a long time for the theme feature to appear in Meta’s application. Many users even turn to mod applications made by third parties so they can change the theme of the WA application.

Even though it was only discovered in the WhatsApp beta for iOS, this feature will most likely also be present on Android. It is not yet known when WhatsApp will release the theme feature for all its users.

WhatsApp users will be able to listen to music together during video calls

Video calls using WhatsApp are commonplace. Now WhatsApp is developing a new feature that allows users to listen to music together during video calls.

WABetaInfo reports this new feature is being developed by WhatsApp and was found in the WhatsApp beta application for Android version 2.23.26.18. Previously, this feature was also found in WhatsApp beta for iOS version 23.25.10.72.

From the screenshot uploaded by WABetaInfo, this new feature developed by WhatsApp allows all video call participants to listen to video and audio music together when a participant activates the share screen feature.

Not only that, from the WhatsApp description, all audio played on the device that is sharing the screen will be shared with other people participating in the video call.

The screen sharing feature itself has been available in the WhatsApp application for several months. This feature allows users to share the contents of their screen during a video call, similar to screen sharing on Zoom or Google Meet.

WABetaInfo emphasized that the feature of listening to music together does not apply to voice calls or video calls where video is not activated, as quoted from WABetaInfo, Wednesday (20/12/2023).

According to WABetaInfo, this new feature has several benefits. One of them allows users to collaborate and discuss while listening to video and audio music together.

Currently the feature for listening to audio during video calls on WhatsApp is still in the development stage. Before being released to all users, this feature will be available to beta testers first.

WhatsApp itself has launched many new features in the last few months. Not long ago, Meta’s messenger application released a message pin feature in chat and locked messages using a secret code.

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