WhatsApp Spotted With a New Custom Privacy Setting for ‘About’ Status Updates for Android Users

WhatsApp has been noticed testing a new customized privateness setting for Android customers to allow them to disguise their ‘About’ standing updates from particular contacts. The choice to cover the ‘About’ standing from particular contacts, which is but to be out there to beta testers, can be out there alongside the present privateness choices. The change is prone to be a a part of the improved privateness settings that have been noticed earlier and would even be out there for the Last Seen and Profile Photo updates on the moment messaging app.

In a report, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo shared a screenshot exhibiting the brand new customized privateness setting on the app to cover ‘About’ standing updates from particular contacts. It is titled My contacts besides… and seems to be out there alongside the present Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody privateness choices.

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WhatsApp is noticed engaged on increasing privateness of your ‘About’ standing updates
Photo Credit: WABetaInfo


Users choosing the brand new privateness setting will be capable to exclude sure folks from their contacts who would now not be capable to see their ‘About’ standing updates.

WABetaInfo has discovered the brand new setting within the WhatsApp for Android beta, although it isn’t but out there to beta testers and is claimed to be nonetheless beneath growth.

The My contacts besides… choice shouldn’t be prone to be restricted to the ‘About’ privateness settings and would even be out there for Last Seen and Profile Photo updates, as beforehand advised by WABetaInfo. A screenshot exhibiting the choice for Profile Photo privateness settings on a WhatsApp for Android model additionally appeared on-line final week.

Originally, WhatsApp launched the My contacts besides… choice for its Status operate again in 2017. It was later expanded to group privateness settings in November 2019.

Exact particulars on when the replace will probably be out there to customers are but to be revealed. However, contemplating WhatsApp’s historical past of long-testing new options earlier than making them reside, the customized privateness setting for ‘About’ standing updates shouldn’t be prone to be out there to finish customers anytime quickly.

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