Telegram does it better, but it’s an improvement nonetheless
Last November, WhatsApp was seen working on new privacy controls that would allow users to hide their profile pictures from certain contacts, along with their last seen and online status – a lot against competitor Telegram. Required counter, which already supports hiding this information. per contact basis. Well, it’s been seven months since then and the meta-owned platform just got announced It is rolling out a wide range of options for who is allowed to view your profile data.
The privacy features of WhatsApp are not as strong as that of Telegram. In addition to being able to obscure their profile picture and activity status, users can sign up for Telegram without entering a phone number. It is a world of difference when it comes to personal communication. Previously, WhatsApp allowed its users to hide their profile picture and last seen status from anyone who has their number, only people saved in your Contacts, or nobody.
Now, WhatsApp users can specify the contacts in their phonebook with whom they do not want to share their profile photo, online status and bio. If you want to try it for yourself, go to the app’s settings, hit accountThen privacy, and tap on the desired personal information you want to hide. New Except for my contacts… The option should also appear here. From that menu, you can select the contacts with whom you don’t want to share all this information. You won’t be able to see the online status of contacts who can’t see your last seen status, so keep that in mind.
These improvements come a few days after WhatsApp introduced some useful enhancements to group calls.
Telegram lets users specify the contacts with whom they Always Want to share your profile picture and last seen status. Incorporating a positive attitude can be more helpful for people who have very tight social circles. Nonetheless, WhatsApp’s new privacy controls ensure that you can hide your profile photo and online status from prying eyes, nosy friends and family and business contacts.
The option is being rolled out via server-side push and as long as you are running the latest build of WhatsApp (available via APK Mirror), you should see it on your phone.