WhatsApp has announced that it is rolling out new privacy options for Profile Photo, About, Status, and Last Seen settings, after a beta test in April last year. A new “My Contacts Except” option gives you even more control over which contacts are excluded from these settings. Previously, you could only block these settings for Everyone, My Contacts, or Nobody.
The “Last Seen” status is a privacy risk because it shows when the app was last used. This allows you to determine if a contact has received your message despite the fact that they have read receipts disabled. The new feature allows you to shut off that feature for certain people, while also blocking Profile Photo, About, and Status for individual users.
As part of efforts to keep WhatsApp users safe online, introduce additional choices to users’ privacy controls.
You may now choose who can view your profile picture, bio, and last seen status from your contact list. Source: WhatsApp new update for more details.
As of June 15, 2022, WhatsApp (@WhatsApp)
Your Last Seen and Profile photo status will not be visible to others if you restrict it to a small group of people.
How to change settings in WhatsApp
Navigate to Account > Privacy from the three-dot menu in the top right corner to access the updated options (as shown below image)
This week, the chat app introduced a new feature that makes it easier for Android users to convert to iOS. For more details please check: Android-to-iOS WhatsApp chat transfers are now Official
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