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Sci-Tech
Tuesday Sep 07 2021
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Web Desk

WhatsApp will soon let you hide your 'last seen' from specific contacts

By
Web Desk
A representational image.
A representational image.

WhatsApp is making some minor changes to its privacy settings that will make its easier for you to disable privacy settings for specific contacts.

This was announced by WABetaInfo, the main independent portal where you can discover news and real-time updates about WhatsApp, on Twitter.

The update will be on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.

Currently, the Facebook-owned messaging app has three privacy settings (last seen, profile picture, about) with three options (everyone, my contacts, nobody) to manage these settings.

This means that, if you didn’t want a specific contact could see your last seen, you had to set the privacy setting of your last seen to “nobody”. 

The new update WhatsApp is working on will introduce another option called 'my contacts except…', so you can finally enable your last seen back, and you can disable it for specific contacts.

A screenshot of what WhatsApps new update to privacy settings will look like on WhatsApp for iOS. Photo: Courtesy WABetaInfo
A screenshot of what WhatsApp's new update to privacy settings will look like on WhatsApp for iOS. Photo: Courtesy WABetaInfo

This screenshot is taken from WhatsApp for iOS, but WhatsApp will introduce it on WhatsApp for Android too, WABetaInfo reported.

You can see “My contacts except” for last seen in this screenshot, but it will be usable for other privacy settings as well, such as 'profile picture' and 'about'.