1. langley241's Avatar
    I downladed whatsapp, i was asked if i wanted it to check contacts of who had the app, i now have a list of favourites but some people who have the app are not shown, all it does is prompt me to request they join.....any ideas
    04-30-2012 12:57 PM
  2. Rockdog97's Avatar
    I think you have to request them/join...
    04-30-2012 01:41 PM
  3. langley241's Avatar
    they already have
    04-30-2012 02:05 PM
  4. Rockdog97's Avatar
    You have to manually add them as a "Favorite"
    04-30-2012 02:37 PM
  5. sherlock's Avatar
    They may have that feature turned off? I would imagine they could opt out of a listing?
    04-30-2012 02:42 PM
  6. Etermonk's Avatar
    Last time I checked, there were unfortunately no options to opt out from certain or any listings of your friends' Whatsapp. What is a bit disturbing is that while being a very useful messaging tool, Whatsapp has potential privacy holes which I am not exactly sure about.

    Here is a scenario - I have 600 friends on Facebook - I have synced my iPhone contacts and Facebook through the Facebook app. I have also synced my iPhone contacts to my Gmail where I have a minimum of 320 more or less separate contacts.

    Now Whatsapp has brough my phone number exposed to all these contacts at the same time. And trust me, I have never shared my cell number with that many people as this is more or less of a private detail.

    I just don't know how to prevent certain people from my various contact circles from automatically finding me on Whatsapp and learning about my cellphone number. I cannot just delete the contacts I don't wish to have me on Whatsapp from my iPhone.
    05-01-2012 10:23 AM