San Francisco (SunstarTV Bureau): WhatsApp will let users to hide their online status from anyone who can’t be trusted. A new privacy tools are in development to allow control over particular the person who can see parts of a user’s profile, reported Android Police.
Meanwhile, the last seen, profile picture and about can either be seen by everyone, contacts or no one at all. No customizable options reported yet, the report said.
Those limitations will be lifted soon, as WhatsApp is currently testing the ability to exclude specific contacts from seeing your status, it added.
With this option, users will be able to hide their ‘Last Seen’ time from a handful of people without disabling it altogether.
This option will also support profile photos and bios, providing much more control over privacy than previously offered.
Disabling ‘Last Seen’ will remain a two-way street. If a user hides it from a group of people in their contacts list, WhatsApp will hide their information in return.
Although the feature was spotted on iOS, it’s slated to come to all smartphones whenever it’s ready for primetime.