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General News Whatsapp private chats not so private? Here’s how you can secure your private groups

It has only been a few days since it came to fore that WhatsApp private group chat invite links could be found on the internet through a simple Google Search. The matter came to light when journalist Jordon Wildon wrote on Twitter that the Whatsapp private chats are not as safe as users thought. After that, well-known app reverse engineer Jane Wong tweeted pictures showing certain search words on Google leading to links for private groups. According to Google, the indexing of private group chat links occurred due to the fact that the invite links of these groups were shared on a public platform outside Whatsapp’s encrypted platform.

Through this search, someone might have links to join private Whatsapp group and access the numbers of the members of the group. While Whatsapp has enabled a meta tag that prevents the links to be indexed on Google, someone can have earlier links with them, leaving the group members vulnerable.

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