Whatsapp’s privacy-centric mobile app, which allows users to make contact without logging in, is now available in Canada, a country that is among the most tech-savvy in the world.
The app is available in the country for now, but will be adding features to the app to help users keep their personal information private.
Users will be able to choose to opt out of sharing their contact information in the app or opt out entirely, and there are a variety of options available for users to opt in or out of the feature.
Users can opt out by logging in to their account, or by clicking on the link to “unsubscribe” from the contact list.
“Our goal is to make it easy for people to be more secure, more privacy-aware, and more aware of their information in our products,” CEO Joe Sullivan said in a statement.
“We’re excited to expand this to Canada.”
Users can also opt out in the privacy settings.
This isn’t the first time a Canadian app has added privacy features, with others including Snapchat, Facebook and Google’s Duo.
The new Whatsapp privacy feature was announced earlier this month.
The privacy-focused app features the ability to share contacts between people who are on the same phone number, as well as a secure messaging service called Whatsapp Messenger.
“It’s a really good time to have an app for Canadians, and it’s really exciting to see this become available in our country,” said David S. Smith, director of the Privacy and Security Research Centre at the University of Waterloo.
“The ability to get your contact details securely stored and to make them available in one place has really grown over the last few years.”