WhatsApp new option to help hide ‘Last Seen’ status for specific contacts

WhatsApp new option to help hide ‘Last Seen’ status for specific contacts

WhatsApp new option to help hide ‘Last Seen’ status for specific contacts

Last Seen’ is the feature that indicates when someone last checked the app, and you can find out if a contact may have potentially seen your message.

Meta-owned WhatsApp is coming up with another new feature. WhatsApp is reportedly adding the option to hide your ‘Last Seen’ status from specific contacts. WhatsApp has added an option that allows users to limit specific individuals from seeing their ‘Last Scene’ status, according to WABetaInfo.

‘Last Seen’ is the feature that indicates when someone last checked the app, and it is a way to find out if a contact may have potentially seen your message even if they have read receipts turned off. Switching off the last seen status is seen as a privacy feature where you choose not to allow your contacts to know when you last used the app.

For a while now, WhatsApp has allowed you to limit who sees your status to only your contacts. You can also disable the feature altogether, but you have not had the ability to prevent specific individuals from seeing that information.

How the feature will work?

WhatsApp iOS beta version 22.9.0.70 adds a new ‘My Contacts Except’ option under the ‘Last Seen’ section of the app’s privacy settings.

According to WABetaInfo, adding an individual to that list also prevents you from seeing their status.

The outlet said WhatsApp is also implementing more granular privacy controls for both profile photos and about sections.

With the feature now in beta testing on both Android and iOS, it likely will not be long until it is officially available on WhatsApp.

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