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  • Liv McMahon
  • Technology journalist

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Meta announces new privacy features for WhatsApp users.

Users will be able to silently leave group chats, control who can see their online status, and block screenshots on View Once messages.

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it would help keep WhatsApp messaging “as private and secure as face-to-face conversations”.

The company will start rolling out these features this month, highlighting them in a global campaign, starting with the UK.