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It may seem paradoxical, but despite the variety of instant apps in 2021, making a choice and using only one of them simply will not work. Everyone uses the same as their friends, we can say that there are simply no other options. But what if this question is not an empty phrase for you?
In this article, we look at such modern instant apps. Let us draw your attention to the ways to protect them and show how you can achieve maximum security when communicating through these instant apps.
How to send anonymous Telegram message at the maximum level?
Telegram was created by Pavel Durov and his team. It uses MTProto encryption technology, and the main advantage is anonymity. Do you want to remain invisible so that no one knows who you are and where you are from? Well, this is possible.
It can be enabled with minimal effort on the part of the user. Go to the app settings, we will need the “Privacy” section. Here you need to set the same parameters as in the screenshot which you can see below:
If you need it, then it is best to additionally remove your account from the search. To do this, go to the “Change profile” section, and leave the field where the username is indicated – empty.
These actions will lead to the fact that for all users, from now on you become invisible. Judge for yourself, without knowing your username and number, which is assigned to your account, you will not be able to find you using the search bar. And this is a completely different degree.
However, there are some drawbacks here. In recent years, bots have become increasingly popular on the Internet, which are able to find a user even with a hidden phone number.
But they also have their own opposition, namely, register account through a virtual number. The cost of this service is 6-21 cents, and the result of its use is a new level. To do this, you can use the specialized service sms-man.com. How to create an account using a virtual number is described in detail in this article.
It becomes simply IMPOSSIBLE to reveal that you are the owner of a particular account.
Add to this one more tweak of the app, and you get a great result. Return to the “Privacy” section and disable searches by number.
Thus, you will completely protect yourself from deanonymization by adding number to the device’s contacts, because in such cases the app informs the user about the availability.
Observing all of the above recommendations, we can say with confidence that your anonymity will be close to 100%.
How to send anonymous Telegram and Whatsapp message
If you left the username – empty, then go to the “Change profile” section, and register your username.
The messenger is certainly very convenient, exchange of messages, photos, video and sound files, and of course free calls. But, it should be said right away that by default WhatsApp’s anonymity is not very high.
Nevertheless, the APP is quite popular. The secret of your identity, as well as of your correspondence, will be preserved.
It’s worth starting with the main thing. You should not register an account with your personal number, in this case it will not be difficult to protect yourself, but rather even impossible. It will be more productive to use a virtual number to register with WhatsApp. In this case, not a single user will be able to link your identity and the number that the app uses as an account identifier.
We get a virtual number
The whole process will take you no more than 5 minutes:
- We register on the SMS activation service sms-man.com.
- We replenish the account on the service in any convenient way. Numbers are not very expensive, a number of absolutely any country will cost you no more than 14-21 cents.
- In the search form we indicate that we want to get a number, and select the country.
- It remains only to indicate the received number when registering, and go through SMS confirmation with it.
Thanks to this action, anonymity grows to the required level.
Fine tuning anonymity
You do not want to leave information that may reveal your identity? Or about when you were online and are messages being delivered to you? So it is definitely worth turning on the invisibility mode and hide the necessary data, for this:
- Hide the time of activity
In the app settings, you can disable the function that allows other users to see the last time they were online. To do this, in the “Privacy” section, just select the item “Was (s)” and change it to “Nobody”.
- Hide information
It is required to remove the inscription, which is contained in the field next to your name. It is also visible when viewing contacts, and on a new account it looks like this: “Hey there! I am using WhatsApp “. To remove it, all in the same privacy setting, go to the “Information” item and select “Nobody”.
- Hide your photo
In the “Privacy” section, select “Profile Photo” and select the “My Contacts” option. In this case, only your friends will be able to see it.
- Hide read receipts
By default, after viewing a message sent to you, the sender can see whether you have read his message or not. You can remove this feature by going to the “Privacy” section and disabling “Read receipts”. However, it should be borne in mind that this feature will continue to work in group chats.
- Disable display of geolocation
Through the messenger, you can share your location. To maintain anonymity, this is considered unacceptable. To make sure that no one can track your location, go to the “Privacy” section, select the “Geodata” item. This way, you can make sure that no one has access to your movements.
- Disable data backup
By default, the messenger will try to save your chats to Google Drive or iCloud, depending on the device you are using. This can play into your hands if you need to restore your correspondence on another device, or if you lose data. But you need to understand that in the cloud your messages are stored unencrypted, WhatsApp itself says about this.
If someone gains access to the storage that you are using, they also gain access to your correspondence. Therefore, it is highly recommended to disable this feature. This can be done by going to the “Backup” section and switching the slider to the “Never” mode. After that, you won’t have to worry about the loss of data.
Changing these settings will significantly increase the level!