MobileNews

WhatsApp for iOS readying the ability to hide ‘Last Seen’ status from specific contacts

Six months ago, WhatsApp start to implement another privacy setting for its users with a new option to hide your “Last Seen” status from specific contacts. The company now is rolling out this feature for beta testers. Here’s what you need to know.


This function now appears for those with beta version 22.9.0.70 of WhatsApp. With that, when you go to the “Privacy” settings of the app, in the “Last Seen” section, you can choose between “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” “Nobody,” and the new “My Contacts Except…”

This option lets users exclude some people from seeing your information on WhatsApp. WABetaInfo explains:

For example, you do not need to set your last seen to “Nobody” if you have disabled it due to certain contacts: you can exclude them from seeing your last seen now. As we explained in the changelog about the Android update, when you select contacts in Last Seen > My Contacts Except, you won’t be able to see their last seen, but this rule does not apply to your about and profile photo.

According to the publication, WhatsApp will also implement the same option for privacy settings for who can see your profile picture and other information:

You can see “My contacts except” for last seen in this screenshot, but this also applies to other privacy settings as well, such as “profile picture” and “about”. Note that, if you disable your last seen for specific contacts, you won’t be able to see theirs.

Apart from these features, WhatsApp recently announced that reactions, communities, and attachments with up to 2GB are coming to the app in a future update.

Are you excited to try these functions? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

Check out the latest Apple iPhones at great prices from Gizmofashion – our recommended retail partner.


Author: José Adorno
Source: 9TO5Google

Related posts
MobileNews

Samsung has yet again dropped Galaxy Z Flip 3 trade-in values when upgrading to Flip 4 [U]

GamingNews

New report details sexual harassment and gender discrimination at Nintendo of America

Cleantech & EV'sNews

Now that the US climate bill is law, here’s how states can quit fossil fuels

Cleantech & EV'sNews

Quick Charge Podcast: August 16, 2022

Sign up for our Newsletter and
stay informed!