On many occasions, users of an application or technical systems are unaware of its many functions, which after accessing them not only enjoy their benefits, but also become good tools to facilitate their use.
This is the case with the WhatsApp instant messaging system, which allows you to activate a hidden menu full of rarely used shortcuts and does not require any external applications.
These are functions that allow users to quickly access chat, camera, chat browser, among others.
Secret Menu is available on iOS devices and although it can be activated on Android devices, it does not provide the same functionality.
This function is called “Quick Actions” and can be accessed from the home screen of the mobile without the need for another application to enjoy this option.
Technical experts have pointed out that unlocking it and using it regularly can save the user a lot of time and speed up communication.
how to reach
The first thing to do is download or install the WhatsApp application or, when it is already on the computer, update it. Thereafter, follow the steps given below:
– Press the WhatsApp icon for two seconds.
– The hidden menu will appear with all the available options.
– You can choose between Delete App, Share App, Edit Home Screen, My QR Code, Camera, New Chat and Search.
This is not an exclusive function of WhatsApp, as it is also found in other applications on iOS such as:
– My QR Code: This option will automatically open the WhatsApp QR code so that the person can quickly share their contact details with the other person.
– Camera: It is a quick launch option for camera and able to quickly share the captured image in WhatsApp.
– New Chat: An easy way to quickly send messages to any WhatsApp contact.
– Search: Allows you to search across all of our WhatsApp conversations using a keyword.
WhatsApp launches its Global Security page
WhatsApp, on the other hand, launched a new global security page that acts as a direct access point for users and aims to answer questions about how to protect themselves against ‘spammers’ and unwanted contacts. Is.
The instant messaging platform indicated on its help desk website that it has a series of tips for protecting accounts, as well as tools that boost the security of those who use it, such as end-to-end encryption. endpoint (E2EE).
According to a company press release, the page brings together “a variety of features users can access and more information about the technology they use” on a daily basis.
With this new page, the company hopes the communications platform will be “the most secure place online for private communication,” said Helen Charles, WhatsApp EMEA policy director.
He stressed that “new ways to help users stay safe and keep their accounts secure” will continue to be sought.
Some of the features of the new Global Security page include two-step verification, which provides an extra layer of security for accounts, as well as suggestions for how to respond to scams.
As such, WhatsApp provides users with recommendations on what to do when they receive unwanted messages, including the most common ‘spam’, detection and blocking of unwanted contacts, and reporting tools.
Likewise, in this new location users are informed how to avoid false versions of the application, which represent serious risks to their privacy and security, as well as information for versioning groups.
*With information from Europa Press