Urgent warning over WhatsApp update that lets friends see everything on your phone

AN urgent warning has been issued over a WhatsApp update which lets your friends see everything on your phone.

The new “Screen Share” tool lets your contacts see everything on your phone screen.


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Bosses said that the new feature will let users share snippets from websites and documents – or even demonstrate canny smartphone hacks.

Zoom, Apple FaceTime, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet already have a similar screen-sharing function.

WhatApp’s owner Meta said: “Whether sharing documents for work, browsing photos with family, planning a vacation or shopping online with friends, or just helping grandparents with tech support – screen sharing lets you share a live view of your screen during the call.”

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg also posted a snap of himself taking part in a WhatApp call where someone was sharing their screen.

A “Share” button will appear in the app in the coming weeks – and if you press it, you will be given the option to share your whole screen or just one app.

But be careful to hide anything you don’t want your friends to see before you tap the button.

WhatsApp users can also now make landscape video calls, giving their friends and family a wider view.

Last month Meta said that users will soon be able to send minute-long video messages in their chats.

A spokesperson said: “Voice messages on WhatsApp changed the way people communicate by providing a quick and secure way to share your voice.

“We’re excited to build on this feature with new instant video messages.

“Now you can record and share short personal videos directly in the chat.”

It comes after millions of Brits were warned to check for a hidden photo folder – before Google deletes your old memories forever.

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