But with little precaution, the users can prevent their private information from being accessed by unknown people and many a  times stalkers. Lets have a quick look at the steps which can be helpful in preventing such events.

Block the unknown people

The users can block the unknown people (sometimes even friends) who you feel are making any kind of inconvenience to you. Just click on the number and select the 'block' option to get rid of them.



Hide you profile picture
 
The users have the option to hide or limit the access of their profile picture. Click on settings, go to accounts, select privacy and than select the blocking option as per your need.



Manage your 'Last Seen'

The users can also manage their 'Last seen' option from the privacy settings. Similarly, you can also hide your 'Status' from the unknown people.



Manage Blue Ticks

The users can disable the 'Read Receipts' feature which facilitates the users to know when their messages are being read by the the receiver.

Once this feature is enabled, the receiver will not be able to see the blue tick marks even if you have read the messages. To disable the feature, one has to go to the privacy option in his/her app settings and disable the 'Read Receipts' option.