HOWTO: Delete Your Houseparty Account & App

With the recent rumours of the Houseparty being hacked, many people are rushing to delete the app; but are not quite thinking that they also need to delete their account too. Here’s how to do both in the right order: Send an email to support@houseparty.com In the subject line, type Delete My Account. In the email […]

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HOWTO: Download Your WhatsApp Data Report

If you spend a ton of time on WhatsApp, you might wonder what WhatsApp and Facebook (the own WhatsApp by the way) – know about you. Well, you can download a copy of your WhatsApp “Data Report”. This contains details of all your chats, new contacts, pictures & videos sent and received, groups joined etc. […]

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HOWTO: Block A Contact In WhatsApp

There are plenty of reasons where you might want or need to block contacts on WhatsApp. Everything from stalkers, online abuse, cyber bullying, obscene and unwanted messages. When you block a contact, you won’t be able to send or receive messages from them, you won’t be able to make or receive calls from them and […]

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HOWTO: Hide Your WhatsApp Profile Picture

Sometimes you might want to hide your WhatsApp profile picture in chats or if you are a member of a few groups, you might want to keep under the radar to start with. Do not fret ! You can choose if everyone, no-one, or only your contacts see your picture. iOS & Android: Settings > Account […]

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HOWTO: Lurk On WhatsApp

When you send and receive messages on WhatsApp, the chat windows display two blue ticks in the bottom right hand corner. When a message has been delivered you will see one blue tick, when the other person has read your message you will see two. Now its safe to say those blue ticks can get […]

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HOWTO: Turn Off Last Seen in WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s last seen feature allows you to see when someone last checked WhatsApp, but also allows other users to see see when you last checked. If a contact hasn’t disabled last seen, it will appear under their name at the top of an open chat.  To disable last seen on your device: iOS & Android: Settings […]

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HOWTO: Send Your Location in WhatsApp

There might be times where you are in an emergency situation & you need to send or share your location to a contact or group on WhatsApp. This could be very useful if you are in an accident or feel that you are being stalked or followed. You can Share Live Location, which allows your […]

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HOWTO: Enable FaceID /TouchID For WhatsApp

Its always a good idea to secure access to you mobile devices with fingerprint and facial recognition scanners – and if your device will allow it, you can use the same security features to to secure access to your apps. Now it’s possible for Apple iOS users to set their WhatsApp account to require Face […]

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How My Instagram Account Got Hacked

In an article posted today by security researcher Matt Broddy, there’s a very good walkthrough of how on an Instagram user figured out that his profile was hacked and how. It’s definitely worth a read and some sound advice at the end too on how to prevent it happening to you. Read the article here. […]

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