WhatsApp Safety Tools feature: More than 500 million people in India use WhatsApp. To maintain the privacy and security of the people in the app, the company keeps on updating it from time to time. Meanwhile, WhatsApp is working on a new Safety Tools feature that will let you know what to do next when you receive a message from an unknown number. The information about this update has been shared by Wabetainfo, a website that monitors the development of WhatsApp. Under the Safety Tools feature, WhatsApp will show you a pop-up screen guiding you on what you can do with an unknown number.
This is the advantage of this feature
As soon as you tap on the number, the company will give you the option to block and report the number. Apart from this, WhatsApp will also tell you that before trusting any number, check its profile picture, bio etc. The Safety Tools feature not only provides information about what you can do with unknown numbers but also introduces a new feature that lets the sender know whether you have seen the message or not. This feature will be especially useful when the sender "read receipts" option is on. Even if it is on, the sender will not know whether you have seen the message or not.
At present this update has been received by some beta testers. In the coming time, the company can rollout it for everyone.
Work on this feature also going on
WhatsApp is working on many new features, one of which is the username feature. After the introduction of this feature, everyone will have to keep a unique username, as it is now in Twitter and Instagram. After the introduction of the username feature, you will not need to give the number to add someone. You will be able to add others to WhatsApp even without the number.