2 ways to secure Zalo you may not know

With more than 70 million users, Zalo is one of the most widely used messaging applications today. However, not everyone understands the importance of account security.


Not only continuously improving and upgrading features, Zalo is also used by many state agencies to provide information to people, support digital transformation, for example, register as a chip-mounted CCCD, look up fines. cool…

To avoid revealing your Zalo password or leaking information, readers can apply some of the following tips.

1. End-to-end encryption

Recently, Zalo has added an end-to-end encryption method (E2EE) to protect users’ content and messages.

First, update the Zalo application on your phone or computer to the latest version.

For phones, open the Zalo application and click on the conversation to upgrade the encryption. Next, users just need to click on the menu icon in the upper right corner, then select End-to-end Encryption – Upgrade, wait a moment until the process is complete.

Conversely, if you are using Zalo PC on your computer, users just need to select the conversation to encrypt, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select Security settings – End-to-end encryption – Upgrade code terminalization.

During the encryption upgrade, if the other person is not accessing Zalo, the upgrade will be completed when this person accesses. However, you were able to send end-to-end encrypted messages to this person.

After the upgrade is complete, next to the chat name will have a “lock” icon to distinguish it from the chats without end-to-end encryption.

2. Check the devices that are logged into Zalo account

Similar to Facebook, Zalo also allows users to check the list of devices that are logged into their accounts, thereby taking timely action.

First, open the Zalo application on your phone and switch to Personal – Login History.

Here, Zalo will display the entire list of devices that are logged into the account, if you see a strange device, please click Log out immediately.

Finally, users just need to go back to the settings and change the Zalo password to ensure safety.

Besides, Zalo has also added a 2-factor authentication feature, helping to better protect the account. Specifically, Zalo will ask for an activation code when your account is logged in on a strange device.

Basically, this feature is not new because it has been used by Facebook, Google … or e-commerce sites for a long time to protect users’ accounts.

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