WhatsApp is developing a feature that will allow users to hide their online status . On Saturday, the outlet shared a screenshot showing new privacy controls that let someone decide who can see them when using the app. The feature would complement recent tweaks that WhatsApp has rolled out to the app.
After a beta rollout in , the company released an update that added a “My Contacts Except” setting that allows more granular control over who can see when you last checked the app. The problem with WhatsApp’s Last Seen status was that it allowed contacts to find out if you’d seen their message, even if you had read receipts turned off.
According to screenshot WABetaInfo shared, the new Online Status feature allows you to restrict the same people who shouldn’t see your Last Seen status. It’s surprising that it has taken this long for WhatsApp to start working on such a basic privacy feature, but now that it’s finally on the way, many users are sure to appreciate it.
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