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WhatsApp tests a revolutionary feature: the alternative profile 🎭

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WhatsApp is an application that’s going from strength to strength. Indeed, the world’s most popular messaging application offers dozens of features and receives frequent updates. However, one aspect in which it could still improve is user security, which is a target for hackers and cybercriminals.

WhatsApp tests the Alternative Profile 🥷🏾

WhatsApp has become a versatile messaging tool, to say the least. It’s not uncommon to use it to communicate with loved ones, colleagues and even complete strangers. This can pose problems in terms of data security, as it could reveal vulnerabilities. Soon, this will be a thing of the past!

WhatsApp is making a remarkable breakthrough with a new feature in the pipeline. This time, Meta wants to help us improve confidentiality and protect our privacy with the arrival of Alternate Profile. Discovered by WABetaInfo, this new feature will enable users to have a restricted profile, visible only to their contacts, while displaying an alternative name and photo to others likely to view them on WhatsApp.

Source : WABetaInfo

When WhatsApp bets on innovation and security 🔐

As a reminder, many users already choose to protect their profile photo and make it visible only to their contacts. But with this feature, other people will simply be able to see an alternative profile photo and name.

Ultimately, this will help preserve users’ privacy, especially when they are in frequent contact with people other than their usual contacts (customers, colleagues and industry peers). You won’t need to share your personal photo with them, and your profile won’t appear without a photo.

This feature is currently in beta testing on the Android version of the application, and no launch date has yet been confirmed.

What do you think of WhatsApp’s new alternative profiles?

Sources: Clubic, WABetaInfo

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