WhatsApp to allow users to hide profile picture, last seen status of specific contacts
WhatsApp is rolling out new options for privacy control settings that will allow users to hide their information from specific contacts.
Users can now hide their information such as profile picture, about and last seen status of specific contacts.
Users will have four options in their privacy control settings where they can set their last seen, profile picture, about or status.
With the “Everyone” option, a user’s last seen, profile picture, subject or status will be available to all WhatsApp users. The “My Contacts” option will make the information available to the user’s contacts from their address book only.
They can now also select a “My contacts except…” option that will show their last seen, profile picture, about or status to their contacts in their address book, except those they exclude.
The “Person” option is intended for users who do not wish their information to be accessible to anyone.
Separately, WhatsApp recently announced the ability for users to migrate data from Android to iOS. It adds the ability to switch between phones and transfer chat history, photos, videos and voicemails between Android and iPhone while maintaining end-to-end encryption.
June 16, 2022