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You will soon be able to hide from prying eyes in WhatsApp

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The next WhatsApp update is rolling out and if you are a part of the Google Play Beta program, chances are you already have version 2.22.16.12 of the popular chat app. If not, the guys at WABetaInfo have dissected the package and found out what this update is all about.

It turns out that a feature that was in development for the iOS version of WhatsApp is now also coming to Android. This feature is the ability to hide your online status from prying eyes. There will be a new section under Privacy setting in WhatsApp that allows you to choose from two available scenarios: “everyone” and “same as last seen”.

The first option is self-explanatory, but the second will use your “last seen” settings – more specifically “Nobody” and “My contacts except”. This basically makes your online status invisible to everyone or a select group of your contacts. Even though WABetaInfo has shared a screen of the new feature, it’s not available in the latest beta – there’s just a hint that it’s in development. Fortunately, it won’t take much time to roll it out to the general public, as it’s an easy update and one that’s already in development for iOS.

Also read:
WhatsApp adds ability to transfer chat history and more from Android to iPhone (and vice versa)

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