WhatsApp working on letting users completely hide their online status


One of the privacy features of WhatsApp is the ability for users to hide their last seen status. This means that users won’t be able to tell when another user was last seen online. This is useful for privacy reasons because sometimes, some people might badger you when they notice that you were online recently but failed to reply their message.

Now according to WABetaInfo, they have discovered an upcoming change to WhatsApp that will allow users to completely hide their online status. Right now, hiding your last seen status only hides your last seen status, and when you’re online, it shows that you’re online. But according to their discovery, WhatsApp will be adding a new feature that will mimic your last seen options but for your online status.

This means that if you opted to allow no one to see your last seen status, your online status will also be hidden, meaning that no one will know you’re online until you actually reply a message. As usual, this is a tit-for-tat kind of feature meaning that if you hide your last seen and online status, then you won’t be able to see other users’ statuses either, which we suppose is fair.

This might actually be a useful feature for those who want to completely hide their online status from their contacts for privacy reasons. We’re not sure when this new feature is expected to be released and available, but it might be something to look forward to.

Source: WABetaInfo

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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