Finally! WhatsApp soon let its user hide their last seen, profile photo, status from selected contact, yes you heard it right. Currently, the Facebook-owned messaging app testing the features and soon will release the feature later this year for the users.
WhatsApp information provider, WABetaInfo on Tuesday confirmed the news on its official Twitter where it said the massaging platform is changing its privacy setting for both Android and IOS beta versions. WABetaInfo also shared a screenshot of the updated feature where it can be seen that WhatsApp has introduced a new My Contacts Except… option in addition to the existing Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody to let users hide their Profile Photo, Last Seen and status updates from a particular contact.
WABetaInfo also revealed that those users who will hide their Last Seen, status, and profile photo from specific contacts would not be able to see theirs also.
Currently, WhatsApp users can only hide their status updates from specific contacts, the messaging app doesn’t allow users to hide their last seen, profile photos from specific contacts at the moment, either user can hide their last seen, profile photos from everyone or with no one.
According to the reports, WhatsApp also working on another feature that will make it easy for the users to transfer their chat history from Android to IOS and vice versa without any hassle.
In 2017, WhatsApp has updated its privacy setting and introduced a feature which lets users hide their status from a particular contact. The messaging platform also updated its group chat privacy settings in November 2019 by adding the My Contacts Except, which gives full control to the users among their contacts can add them to a group.