WhatsApp working on a new privacy feature for everyone
WhatsApp working on a new privacy feature for everyone

WhatsApp is working on a new privacy feature called ‘Who can see when I’m online’. This feature will let users hide their online status on the platform. The Meta owned company is reportedly developing this great feature for all operating systems. Through this current update the company is finally responding to user feedback.

The platform is continuously upgrading itself with some major features. In a previous update it announced the ability to edit text messages which is currently under development. This time it is ready with another important feature enhancing the privacy of its users on the app.

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WhatsApp new privacy feature – Who can see when I’m online

At present WhatsApp is evidently working on a bunch of new features related to utility, privacy and many other. This cross messaging platform has been introducing some latest ways to protect the privacy of its users in some previous updates. This latest release will make you more secure about your privacy.

Lots of users have been requesting to be able to hide their online status from a long time. There may be various reason for asking this stealth mode. Most people don’t want to get disturbed while chatting with any particular persons. Some other may feel like being stalked.

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WhatsApp new hide online Status feature

Whatever be the reason, the company is finally listening to the users demand and developing the feature to disable the online status. In a screenshot released by the reliable WhatsApp news source WABetaInfo you can get a preview of this feature. You can see that in future you will be able to choose who can see when you are online on WhatsApp.

This configuration will be available within your last seen settings. There will be two new added options – ‘Everyone’ and ‘Same as Last Seen’. If you select ‘My Contacts’ for both options of ‘Online’ then non – contacts cannot see when you are ‘Online’. Previous year WhatsApp had automatically started hiding our last seen with the contacts we never chatted with.

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Though this prevented third party apps from monitoring our status but those we chatted with could see when we are online. With who can see when I’m online feature it won’t be possible anymore. WhatsApp is planning to introduce this feature on beta Android, iOS and Desktop.

However as this feature is currently under development process there is no known final release date. As any further details are available you will get information through our Post. So, keep following us to stay updated.

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