WhatsApp Finally Bringing Option To Hide Last Seen From Specific Contacts
WhatsApp Finally Bringing Option To Hide Last Seen From Specific Contacts; How To Hide Last Seen From Specific Users On WhatsApp
WhatsApp has added a slew of features to its instant messaging application on Android and iOS devices this year. The Meta-owned platform is also testing several other new features which it is expected to release in the coming months. The company is now said to be testing one of the most anticipated privacy features that users have been asking for since long. We are speaking of the option to hide the last seen option from specific contacts. When is this option being added to
WhatsApp has started working on the option to let users hide their last seen from a specific contact. A fresh report via WABetaInfo hints at this latest development. Currently, the feature to hide last seen from specific contact is being tested for the iOS app. As of now, WhatsApp only lets the user hide their status from selected users on both Android and iOS apps. However, users have been asking for the option to hide their last seen as well from select contacts.
Once the stable version of this feature is released, WhatsApp users on iOS would be able to hide their last seen either from all contacts or some select users. The company should soon start testing this last seen hide option for the Android platform as well. We might see the brand adding this option to iOS devices initially followed by Android.
It is currently not known if the brand will be releasing a stable version of this new feature in the coming months or later this year. But with the latest privacy feature being under the testing phase, it shouldn’t be long before the company brings this option to the Android and iOS platforms. We are waiting for some more developments on the same and will update you once the details are available. But if you are interested in knowing how you will be able to hide the last seen option on Android and iOS devices from select contacts or users, then below are the steps.
The option to hide the last seen from specific contact would be completed in just a few steps. The procedure would be identical to hiding the last seen from all users on WhatsApp or from specific contacts on WhatsApp status. Step 1: Open the WhatsApp application. From the home page go to the settings menu (three dots on the top right). Step 2: Click on the ‘Account’ option. Step 3: Now, select the privacy tab and click on “last seen”. Step 4: Select the “My contacts except” option and add the contacts or users from whom you want to hide your last seen. Step 5: Click on Done.
We would like to highlight that the steps mentioned above would only work once WhatsApp officially releases the stable update to hide last seen from specific contacts. If you try to perform these steps now, you only will get to select between “Everyone”, “My contacts”, and “Nobody”. Following the update, you will be able to select the “My contacts except” option to hide the last seen.
It is good to see that WhatsApp is constantly improving its privacy ecosystem on its platform. This is one of the prime reasons for its popularity amongst the users despite numerous such applications’ availability in the market. We are expecting WhatsApp to confirm the development of the same soon.