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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Aug 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

WhatsApp releases new privacy tools, protection and activity controls: Connected Church News

WhatsApp has released a set of privacy tools and online activity control features which could be useful.There are three updates. One is controlling your online presence by selecting who can see when you are online. So this will give you a bit more privacy and you can check WhatsApp privately without announcing to the entire world that you are on WhatsApp. That’s one.Number two is screenshot blocking for view once messages, which is basically the disappearing message. You would have seen an option to send a message that disappears after viewing once. Now,that cannot be screenshotted, so they’re restricting that, which is good. And the third is the ability to leave groups silently. Now, this could be useful in a church ministry faith-based setting where somebody can leave the group without telling everyone.Now, if you leave a group, it says Natchi has left the group and everybody can see it, and going forward only the admins will be able to see that information.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, August 2022 with source links from Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon, Meta, Bitcoin, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Instagram releases hands-free Reels creation on Samsung Phones

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 2: Amazon triggers a trend with a new Palm-Scanning payment system

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp releases new privacy tools, protection and activity controls

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 4: Meta releases Duet Display and Companion apps for its Portal devices

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Machankura new SMS service allows transfer of Bitcoin via text

Source: Cointelegraph

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