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 possibility to cover the ‘About’ standing from particular contacts, which is but to be out there to beta testers, could be out there alongside the prevailing 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 displaying 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 prevailing 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 deciding on the brand new privateness setting will have the ability to exclude sure individuals from their contacts who would now not have the ability to see their ‘About’ standing updates.

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

The My contacts besides… possibility is just not prone to be restricted to the ‘About’ privateness settings and would even be out there for Last Seen and Profile Photo updates, as previously suggested by WABetaInfo. A screenshot displaying the choice for Profile Photo privateness settings on a WhatsApp for Android model additionally appeared online final week.

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

Exact particulars on when the replace might 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 stay, the customized privateness setting for ‘About’ standing updates is just not prone to be out there to finish customers anytime quickly.


Source: gadgets.ndtv.com