Using the feature, users can submit a request to WhatsApp and export a report consisting of their account activity information, privacy settings, and information about the devices used to access the instant-messaging app.
WhatsApp privacy feature: Desktop users may soon get this privacy feature
As reported by WABetaInfo, the platform that keeps track of changes in the WhatsApp builds, the WhatsApp Desktop beta version 2.2204.1 has references to the Request Account Info option. With the integration of this feature, WhatsApp aims to allow desktop users to generate a report that consists of their account information and settings.
The Meta-owned app introduced a similar feature for its Android and iOS apps in 2018. The company rolled out the part after the new data privacy rules of the European Union. The EU’s privacy law, known as European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), allows users to download their data and transfer it.
Recently, WhatsApp banned over 2 million Indian accounts in December 2021. According to the compliance report, WhatsApp banned 20,79,000 Indian accounts from the messaging app during December 2021. Previously, the Meta-owned company stated that more than 95 per cent of bans are due to the unauthorized use of automated or bulk messaging (spam).
Over 1.75 million Indian accounts were banned by WhatsApp, while the messaging platform in November received 602 grievance reports. In its latest statement, WhatsApp said it had received 528 user reports spanning across account support (149), ban appeal (303), other support (29), product support (34), and safety (13) during December 2021.