How to disable link previews

As an advanced security measure, you can turn on Disable link previews. This is an optional layer of security to protect your IP address, which may contain information that some of our most privacy-conscious users are mindful of.
If you turn on Disable link previews, the links you send won’t generate a link preview. You may still receive link previews from other senders. Receiving link previews has no impact on your IP address.
  • Disable link previews is turned off by default.
  • As always, your personal messages are end-to-end encrypted. No one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them.

Disable link previews

  1. Tap
    more options
    > Settings > Privacy.
  2. Tap Advanced.
  3. Turn Disable link previews on or off.

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