Supporting your well-being
With private messaging and calling, you can be yourself, speak freely and feel close to the most important people in your life, no matter where they are.
Learning how to safely navigate digital communication spaces is important for your well-being.
Be mindful of what you share
We encourage you to think carefully before you decide to share something on WhatsApp. Consider whether you would want others to see what you've sent.
When you share a chat, photo, video, file, or voice message with someone else on WhatsApp, they'll have a copy of these messages. They can forward or share this information with others if they choose to. You can also use the view once feature to limit sharing messages.
Only share your location with people you trust
WhatsApp’s location feature lets you choose to share your live location in a WhatsApp message. This feature is end-to-end encrypted, which means no one can see your live location except the people you shared with.
Support healthy conversations
You should get permission from contacts before you add them to a group and remember that anyone can choose to leave a group at any time.
Stop bullying and harassment
- If you’re experiencing bullying, threats, or harassing messages you can block specific contacts to stop unwanted calls and messages at any time. If you're concerned about whether a blocked contact will know you're blocking them, please read this article.
- We also encourage you to use our safety tools to report unwanted messages or contacts.
- If you feel you or anyone else is in immediate danger or wishes to hurt themselves, please contact your local emergency services or a suicide prevention hotline.
- If you receive or encounter content about child abuse or exploitation, please contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) immediately.