WhatsApp’s privacy settings for users who share their Last Seen, Profile Picture, and About appear to be changing. Users can choose to hide their Last Seen from Everyone, My Contacts, or Nobody at the moment. Your contacts won’t be able to see when you were last available on WhatsApp if this option is enabled, and you won’t be able to see when your contacts were last seen. However, there are times when you simply want to hide your last seen from a specific person, and WhatsApp does not yet provide that option. However, this is about to change.
WhatsApp may be working on a new privacy setting for Last Seen, profile picture, and about, according to WABetaInfo. WABetaInfo discovered a fourth option, “My Contacts Except,” in addition to the usual three options of Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody. Instead of hiding their last seen, profile picture, or status from everyone, users can now hide it from specific contacts. If you turn off last seen for a specific contact, however, you won’t be able to see their last seen. The feature is currently being developed and will be included in a future stable build. Both Android and iOS are said to support the new privacy feature.
In related news, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, recently stated that the company is working on WhatsApp for iPad as part of its multi-device strategy. WhatsApp users will be able to use the iPad as a new linked device in the coming days. Furthermore, Facebook is working to make Whatsapp for Android compatible with Android tablets. According to reports, the feature is in the works and will be available soon.
Whatsapp also debuted the long-awaited iOS-to-Android chat transfer feature. For the time being, the feature will only allow users to transfer data from an iPhone to Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G smartphones. Meanwhile, the feature will be available for all Samsung smartphones running Android 10 or higher in the coming months. There’s no word on when this feature will be available for non-Samsung smartphones, though.