Sunday, October 2, 2022

WhatsApp will soon let you go into full stealth mode

You’ll have a (very limited) way to hide your online status

This year has been a very busy one for WhatsApp and an important one too – the messaging service is trying to bridge the gap between itself and competitor Telegram, receiving useful upgrades such as the ability to send files up to 2GB in size. , Ability to add 512 people to a group and community in just the last three months. On the privacy front, last month saw the announcement of some new controls that allow users to hide their profile pictures and last seen from certain contacts. It’s got a load of features, but the meta-proprietary app isn’t done yet and intends to add even more granular privacy controls with another new feature.

WABetaInfo has revealed that the company is working on shipping a new feature with a future version of WhatsApp that will allow users to hide their online status. That single shared screenshot is from iOS, but you can bet the Android version of the app (and probably the web version) will be receiving it too.

ANDROIDpolice video of the day

The Last Seen menu under Privacy Settings will hold a new item at the bottom that presents two ways that others can see you online – a basic option where your online status is always visible to everyone, or you can change it to your Last Seen setting. You can set it to follow – meaning you can effectively limit it to contacts, select contacts, or not let anyone see it.

We are hiding WhatsApp Last Seen Status in development since last November.

Hiding online status will obviously be an attractive option for those who already keep their last seen status secret and it will eventually allow them to go into full stealth mode on the platform, free of mindless family members .

While this change is welcome, we want users to reduce the subset of people who can view their online status to those who can see their last seen status. After all, not all close relationships are the same.

That said, there is no ETA on when this feature can be expected to be rolled out to the stable version of WhatsApp – it is currently under development and hasn’t even seen a beta channel yet, so we’re guessing that It will take few months.

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