WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Hide Last Seen And Profile Picture From Specific Contacts

 

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging app which used by millions of people. WhatsApp updated many new features for its users and now it is working on a new feature that will allow users to hide their last seen, status, and profile picture from specific contacts.

Users of WhatsApp can currently hide their profile picture, last seen, and status all at once, but they cannot select specific contacts. With WhatsApp testing new privacy settings, users can now choose whom they want to hide their statuses and pictures from. Android and iOS beta versions are being tested with this feature.

Users have the option of showing their status, profile picture, and last seen to "Everyone," "Nobody," or "My Contacts." According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now adding a new feature that will be called "My Contacts...Except," allowing users to choose who to hide their last seen status and profile picture from. 

When you choose "Everyone," your picture, status, and last seen will be visible to everyone. If you select "My contacts", it means that people added to your WhatsApp list can only see the three things you selected, while selecting "Nobody" means that no one, not even the people in your contact list, can see your last seen, status, or profile picture. By selecting "My Contacts Except," you can limit who can see your profile picture, status, or last seen. 

WABetaInfo shares a screenshot of the new feature being added to the privacy settings on the Facebook-owned messaging app, but does not explain how it will work. WhatsApp is still developing the feature, and it is not clear when it will be rolled out.

Along with this feature, WhatsApp will soon stop supporting on 43 smart phones from November. 

The messaging service WhatsApp will cease working on a number of phones later this year. WhatsApp will not support any of these phones, and they will be incompatible with the app as well.

In this case, you'll need to upgrade to a newer model of phone with an operating system the company supports, or use another messaging service altogether.

The following smartphones will no longer have access to the messaging app:

Apple

The first generation iPhone SE, 6s and 6s Plus.

Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite, Galaxy Trend II, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Core and Galaxy Ace 2.

LG

The LG Lucid 2, Optimus F7, Optimus F5, Optimus L3 II Dual, Optimus F5, Optimus L5, Optimus L5 II, Optimus L5 Dual, Optimus L3 II, Optimus L7, Optimus L7 II Dual, Optimus L7 II, Optimus F6, Enact, Optimus L4 II Dual, Optimus F3, Optimus L4 II, Optimus L2 II, Optimus Nitro HD and 4X HD, and Optimus F3Q.

ZTE

The ZTE Grand S Flex, ZTE V956, Grand X Quad V987 and Grand Memo.

Huawei

The Huawei Ascend G740, Ascend Mate, Ascend D Quad XL, Ascend D1 Quad XL, Ascend P1 S and Ascend D2.

Sony

The Sony Xperia Miro, Sony Xperia Neo L and Xperia Arc S.

Others

The Alcatel One Touch Evo 7, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Lenovo A820, UMi X2, Faea F1 and THL W8.

The company has also introduced a new feature to allow users to migrate their chats when switching from iOS to Samsung Android devices.

Previously, iOS chat histories were stored in iCloud, while Android histories went to Google Drive, which made it nearly impossible to transfer chat histories between devices using different operating systems. Instead, users should email themselves their chat histories.

In addition to voice messages, photos and videos, the new feature does not include call history or display name.

The feature is available now on Samsung devices running Android 10 or higher, and will be available on more Android devices soon," said WhatsApp".

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