Today it is very common to work from different applications. Email facilitates and formalizes much of the information that we move every day. Between files and documents and cordial greetings, a large part of the day goes by; but, without a doubt, an application that facilitates these institutional ups and downs, and can replace the mail, due to its efficiency and speed, is WhatsApp.
Although this application is used to exchange messages immediately with family and friends, work groups have also saturated the chats in our personal application. It is not new that much of the work information that we handle is done through this App, through the desktop version, WhatsApp Web. Therefore, we share a trick, in case you want to keep your chats anonymous on your computer screen.
We know that today much of the data and information is power and, unfortunately, profits from it. It is normal that many times we have that feeling of paranoia when we check our chats, on public transport or on an exposed computer, such as at work or at school; That is why you will be amazed that there is a function to be able to hide our conversations with the desktop version. Here we tell you everything:
In the new version, which you can update from any browser , there is a trick for you to hide your conversations, following these steps:
- Search for the WA Web Plus extension in the Chrome Web Store.
- Once found, click on “Add to Chrome”. This will install the extension in the browser.
- Once it’s installed, you’ll see an icon next to the navigation bar, with a + symbol inside a circle.
- Now you can access WhatsApp Web from the browser.
- When doing so, press the “+” icon of WA Web Plus, and there you will see the menu where you can apply various improvements.
- The extension, in English, allows you to “blurrear” (that is, make some things look blurry, unreadable). You can activate “Blur recent messages”, “Blur contacts names” and “Blur contacts photos”.
Remember that these steps are visible in the version of WhatsApp web that you open on your computer screen, in which neither the photo nor the messages of your contacts are visible.
On the other hand, the new privacy policies that WhatsApp wants to implement have been stopped by the Ministry of Internal Trade, as it is investigating that these new policies are not an abuse against users.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.