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New WhatsApp feature to prevent chatting mix-ups

New WhatsApp feature to prevent chatting mix-ups

WhatsApp on Monday announced users can now create custom wallpapers for each of their chats to avoid mix-ups while sending messages.

The popular messaging platform said that the new feature will help users more easily distinguish between their different chats, preventing them from accidentally sending messages to the wrong person.

WhatsApp had first planned the wallpaper feature in December 2020, along with three other major updates to the app. The other major updates planned were additional doodle wallpapers, an updated stock wallpaper gallery, and the ability to set separate wallpapers for light and dark mode settings.

WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update

Does WhatsApp read your messages?

The Facebook-owned messaging service had faced backlash in January this year after an in-app notification asked users to accept their updated terms of service and privacy policy or risk losing their account. This had spurred major concerns among users about data privacy, causing many to leave the platform.

The company has since clarified its new privacy policy, assuring users that it would only affect messaging with businesses, not personal messages and that the updates were optional.