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WhatsApp launches feature to hide online status from some users

WhatsApp launches feature to hide online status from some users

After a long wait and thousands of suggestions and complaints, a file The WhatsApp I decided to launch the long-awaited feature of Hide online status. The novelty is found in the beta version of the messaging app for Android.

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According to the specialized portal WABetaInfo, The new privacy functionality was introduced by the company back in August. Now the messenger is starting to experience the update with its users.

The functionality was first seen in version 2.22.20.9 of WhatsApp Beta for Android, still according to the gate. There are no expectations of expansion for those using the iPhone (iOS).

How it works?

disable option Status “Connected”Added “As an extension to the ‘Last Seen’ settings in the widget’s privacy menu. By enabling it, contacts can’t see when a user is active in the app.

When configuring who you want to hide information from, the account owner will be able to choose between “Everyone,” “My Contacts,” “My Contacts Except…” and “Nobody.

Since it’s an addition to Last Seen, anyone who wants to hide Online from all contacts should limit both information. It should be noted that the configuration works with a two-way street, that is, the user will also not be able to access the status of friends.

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