WhatsApp now allows users to hide their profile picture and last seen status from certain people

The messaging chat app, WhatsApp has announced new features where users can select who from their contact list can see their profile picture, about and last seen status. 

The company roll out the new features on Friday, “To further protect your privacy online, we’re rolling out new options to your privacy control settings. Now you can select who from your contact list can see your Profile Photo, About, and Last Seen status.” 

Before the launch, users had three privacy options to choose from to decide who could see their profile photo, about and Last seen status. 

Now the company has added a new fourth layer, “My contacts except” With this new option, you can exclude specific people in your contacts from seeing your profile photo, about and Last seen status. 

Users can set their last seen, profile photo, about, or status to the following options:

  • Everyone: Your last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to all WhatsApp users.
  • My Contacts: Your last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to your contacts from your address book only.
  • My Contacts Except…: Your last seen, profile photo, about, or status will be available to your contacts from your address book, except those you exclude.
  • Nobody: Your last seen, profile photo, about, or status won’t be available to anyone.

WhatsApp users can also hide their last seen status from others, they won’t able to see theirs either. 

You can learn more about these privacy settings on Android and iPhone

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