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Hide your profile picture, status and last seen from select WhatsApp contacts

Let us tell you, till now there was an option to share this information with all the contacts or hide it from everyone.

New privacy controls are being rolled out for users by messaging platform WhatsApp . After long-running testing, a new granular privacy control feature is being rolled out.

With this help, users will be able to hide their profile picture, status updates and last seen from selected WhatsApp contacts.

Let us tell you, till now there was an option to share this information with all the contacts or hide it from everyone.

Information about the new privacy feature given on Twitter

Information related to the new feature has been shared by WhatsApp on Twitter.

The company wrote, ‘To protect your privacy online, we are rolling out new options in your privacy control settings. Now you can choose who from your contact list can see your profile picture, about and last seen status and who cannot.

In the privacy settings, users will now be shown a new option ‘Accept My Contacts’.

Till now only three options were available

WhatsApp users were getting three privacy settings for a long time, with which they can hide last seen, profile photo and about status. This is where the fourth option is now included.

With the ‘Everyone’ option first, the details are visible to all WhatsApp users.

The second ‘My Contacts’ option shows details to only those users whose contact numbers are saved on the user’s device. The last option is ‘nobody’ and personal details are not shown to anyone.

Hide information from users saved in the contact list

The new ‘My Contacts Accept’ option is available to messaging app users within the existing privacy settings, with which they can decide which of their contacts should not be shown personal information.

By tapping on it, users will be able to select the contacts with whom they do not want to share information.

Such an option was being given to the users till now in the status section of the app, but was not available for information like profile photo.

WhatsApp group admins got more control

The messaging platform recently increased the limit for WhatsApp group members to 512. Along with this, more control has been given to the admins with new features.

Admins can now delete messages sent by all members. They’ve got controls to prevent new users from becoming members of the group.

Apart from this, the feature of leaving the group without all the members getting the notification is also coming.


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Host will be able to mute during group calling

The group call host will now be able to mute the participants in the call who have forgotten to turn off the mic. This way, if someone is making noise during the call, it can be muted.

Information about new people joining the group call will also be given to the call host. Let us tell you, in April, WhatsApp has increased the number of participants in group voice calls to 32.

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