WhatsApp is the most popular app in the world, so it's very difficult to find someone who doesn't have the app installed on their phone. The messenger has many features that appeal to users of Android, iPhone (iOS) and web version, although legends involving fictional features of the platform are very common. In rumors transmitted through messages, unofficially available functions or false information are disclosed as truthful.
Among the most common lies is the promise of changing WhatsApp color or the information that the tool will be paid for. Please note that some of these tools are available in unofficial apps, such as GB WhatsApp or Yo WhatsApp, which present privacy and account lockout risks. To prevent you from being scammed and clicking on dubious links, the TechTudo separated five legends about the following application.
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Officially, it is not possible to change the background color of WhatsApp just the chat wallpaper. The desire to leave the messenger with more personality and to use different shades causes many people to click on fake invitations about the release of this function.
The scam that promises to change the color of the app has already fooled millions of users. Photo: Reproduction / Psafe
The link directs the user to a page with a beautiful interface, similar in some ways to WhatsApp. However, the fake site directs the victim to share the URL with friends or groups of the app so that the colors are available. After that, the user is prompted to install suspicious apps and extensions, which may contain viruses.
2. WhatsApp with transparent background?
GB WhatsApp is a pirated version of the original application, which makes it possible to include a transparent background. Photo: Reproduction / Mirella Stivani
Still in the line of application customization, a scam promises to make the background of WhatsApp transparent. In fact, these are unofficial messenger versions, which may expose users to various risks, such as theft of personal data and financial damage. In addition, the platform has announced that it will block accounts linked to illegal versions.
A safer alternative for those who want to make their mobile translucent is the Transparent Phone Screen app available for Android phones that can be enjoyed with WhatsApp.
3. How do I know who visited my profile?
Cybercriminals take advantage of users' curiosity to apply the scam Photo: Divulgao / Kaspersky Lab
It's not allowed to know who accessed your WhatsApp profile, but cyber criminals take advantage of users' curiosity to make money illegally. The scam applied through messages that circulate through the application.
As usual, the page states that I need to share content to app contacts in order for the feature to be released. Following, the user is directed to various signature advertisements, but none talks about finding out who viewed the profile on the messenger.
4. How to hide online status?
The app allows you to configure various privacy options in the app, but it is not possible to hide when online Photo: (Photo: Playback / Thiago Barros)
The only way to prevent anyone from being able to view your online status is to block WhatsApp contact. There are apps that promise to do this, but they are unofficial and therefore potentially dangerous.
The real messenger has features that aim to increase the privacy of users. WhatsApp allows people to hide the time they were last online, photo, scrap, status, and more.
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"Will WhatsApp start charging for the service?" This is a rumor that makes many people worried. Fortunately, the message that states that you need to pass the content to the entire contact list so that the app is not blocked and the billing fake. There is no provision for charging for subscriptions to the traditional version of the app. Also, if this happens, the platform cannot initiate charges without officially notifying users.