Using Quikr or OLX? Protect your Privacy on WhatsApp

If you have been getting unwanted calls or messages on WhatsApp, then it might be because of your Quikr or OLX account. Know why from this post.

Protect your privacy on WhatsApp
 

When you put up something for sale on Quikr or OLX, you have to share your number mandatorily, so that prospective buyers can contact you. Unless you have a secondary phone number, you have to share your primary number in most cases. And thanks to the popularity of WhatsApp, nearly every Internet enabled mobile device has this instant messaging app in it.

A week ago, a friend of mine wanted to give some stray puppies up for adoption. So, she posted an ad about it on one of these portals. And because she had given her personal number, she started getting messages on WhatsApp. What was discomforting was the fact that none of these messages was about adopting the puppies. One text read “Hey, nice profile pic!”; another message read “Hi, where do you stay?” and other messages of these sort.

What we are trying to help you understand by stating this incident is the fact that by using services such as OLX, Quikr, etc., you might be compromising your privacy on the Internet; in this case, on WhatsApp.

So, if you have also come across an incident such as the one described above or wish to prevent the same, then here are some steps you need to follow:

1. If you have an alternate phone number which you do not use for WhatsApp, then use it for putting up ads, instead of your primary number.

2. Tighten the privacy settings on your WhatsApp

• Go to Menu

• Go to Settings

• Tap Account

• Tap Privacy

• Tap Profile Photo

• Tap My Contacts (This ensures that only your contact list can see your profile pic on WhatsApp)

For more privacy tips for WhatsApp users, read our blog post here.

That would be it for today’s short post on how to protect your privacy on WhatsApp. If you come across any such similar incidents, please do share it with us. We will highlight it in our upcoming posts. Stay safe!

Rajiv Singha

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RAJ SHARMA
RAJ SHARMA
5 years ago

very nice software

SANJAY
SANJAY
5 years ago

NICE

saurabh ingle
saurabh ingle
5 years ago

NICE BUT SCANING PROBLEAM

SUMER SINGH
SUMER SINGH
5 years ago
Reply to  saurabh ingle

nice service

priya jain
priya jain
5 years ago

No

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rameshbabu.g
5 years ago

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uday
uday
5 years ago

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Ramprakash kumar
Ramprakash kumar
5 years ago

great

khalid
khalid
5 years ago

i am user of whatsapp

jignesh
jignesh
5 years ago

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SUNIL MALIK
SUNIL MALIK
5 years ago

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kumar
kumar
5 years ago

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Bijayalaxmi Dash
Bijayalaxmi Dash
5 years ago

why whatsapp is not activating in my computer

Daniel Shroff
Daniel Shroff
5 years ago

Becomes computers are not supposed to have WhatsApp
to use WhatsApp on the computer you need an android smartphone with WhatsApp and chrome for your computer
and go to: web.whatsapp.com and follow the instructions there

Hemant
Hemant
5 years ago

Very useful tip. I immediately changed the whatsapp privacy settings though I am still not on Quickr or OLX etc.

CHANDRAKANT AONI
CHANDRAKANT AONI
5 years ago

We recommend you to get in touch with WhatsApp support. They will be able to give you more clarity on this:

CHANDRAKANT AONI
CHANDRAKANT AONI
5 years ago

why whatsapp is not activating in my computeR

zia mehdi
zia mehdi
5 years ago

How to sent confidential data and images on whatsapp.

PANKAJ PATEL
PANKAJ PATEL
5 years ago

very nice

NAVNEET YADAV
NAVNEET YADAV
5 years ago

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OMG verma
OMG verma
5 years ago

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Mehul
Mehul
5 years ago

Perfect

posko
posko
5 years ago

pls tell me how i can extract my phone number from my whatsapp

Shrawani patnaik
Shrawani patnaik
5 years ago

a nice suggesion…..

Anmol Jaiswal
Anmol Jaiswal
5 years ago

good software

md maaz ali
md maaz ali
5 years ago

but laptop ka nahi hai whats app agar laptop ka hoto zaroor mail karen

vivek kumar maurya
vivek kumar maurya
5 years ago

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Madhav pathak
5 years ago

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ARIJIT
ARIJIT
5 years ago

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sannjay kumar
sannjay kumar
5 years ago

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Jagdish Tamya
Jagdish Tamya
5 years ago

Very useful tip. I immediately changed the whatsapp privacy settings though I am still not on Quickr or OLX etc.very nice software and Thank’s To Mr. Rajiv Singha ji……….And Good Day……

Maanav
Maanav
5 years ago

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v.p sharma
5 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

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