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Web Desk
April 19, 2024
New tab is being tested by WhatsApp. — AFP/File
New tab is being tested by WhatsApp. — AFP/File

The popular messaging application WhatsApp shows its users when their contact is active, however, it is now conducting trials of a new feature that may conveniently reveal when someone was recently online on the Meta-owned platform.

According to theFinancial Express report, the messaging application will also present a list for those who were recently active, making it convenient for users to know when someone was online, with separately opening chats.

A new tab, that was recently noticed inside WhatsApp's interface, will only show a "limited number of recent active contacts", and not a "comprehensive online list of all contacts", meaning that perhaps the California-based platform is employing an algorithm to distinguish the relevant of frequently contacted individuals to appear in that specific list.

The "recently online" feature was spotted on WhatsApp for Android version 2.24.9.14, and it remains unclear when it will be rolled out for all users across the world.

Keeping the privacy in view, it could be expected that if someone turns off the time, others will not be able to see the activity information.


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