You may not know it, but there are applications and web pages like WaTools WaCheck ChatWatch Among others, they allow anyone (who you do not have in your contact list) to know if we are connected on WhatsApp as long as you have not restricted that information in the privacy section.
According to Xataka, these platforms were visited by users who only had to enter the phone number of a person to know if they were using the messaging application at that time. Fortunately, that came to an end, as the developers just implemented a new security measure.
“To improve the privacy and security of our users, we are making it more difficult for people you do not know and with whom you have not chatted to see your last connection time and online connection status on WhatsApp. This will not change anything between you and your friends, family and businesses that you know and with whom you have exchanged messages before, ”they point out.
It is worth noting that many of these websites are paid services, that is, you have to pay a certain amount of money to be able to use it freely. Although some worked as promised, others were useless, so many people ended up scammed.
1. Enter WhatsApp from your Android or iPhone
2. Enter Settings and then to Bill
3. Access the option Privacy
4. There you can restrict who has access to your last connection time profile picture information Y state.
It is recommended that only your contacts can have access to that information, so you must change one by one. In case you do not want anyone to see this data, you will have to select ‘No one‘