WhatsApp may soon let you hide ‘Last Seen’ status from specific contacts


WhatsApp has recently rolled out a slew of features for its users including Communities, emoji reactions, and more, but it seems there is more. According to a recent report WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging platform is working on a feature where users will be able to hide their “last seen” status for specific contacts. The feature is reportedly being tested in the latest whatsapp beta release For iOS users.

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This will allow WhatsApp users to restrict their ‘Last Seen’ status to only specific contacts, just like Status. This feature is buried under the app’s “Privacy” settings. Users simply need to go to the “Last seen” category and select the preferred option: “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” “Nobody,” and “My Contacts Except…”. For the unversed, if you disable last seen for specific contacts, you won’t be able to see theirs.

Additionally, WhatsApp is expected to introduce a similar feature for profile pictures and an “About” section as well. With this feature, users will be able to decide who can see their WhatsApp profile picture. As per the report, “If you open WhatsApp Settings > Account > Privacy > Last seen / Profile photo / About, you may find a new option called ‘Accept my contacts…'”

As mentioned earlier, WhatsApp recently made several announcements for both iOS and Android users. The messaging platform now comes with support for 32-member voice calls, a new community feature where groups can be organized into a larger community, and 2GB of file transfer. WhatsApp has also rolled out a few features for group admins including the ability to remove incorrect or problematic messages from everyone’s chats.

Like Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp users will also be able to react to text messages with emoji reactions. With it, users can quickly share their opinions without having to send a ton of new messages to respond.

WhatsApp posts may soon allow you to hide ‘Last Seen’ status from specific contacts which previously appeared on BGR India.

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