The WhatsApp instant messaging app is betting on increasing user privacy. If until now the consumers of the application could hide the messages they read in the individual chats or their last connection, the new feature will not reveal when they are ‘online’.
At 20BITS we already talked about this novelty that the developers were working on, however, it seemed that the day of its launch never came. Thanks to a report from WABetaInfo, we know that the functionality is already ready in the latest beta update for Android 18.104.22.168, although the beta version 22.214.171.124 that goes before it has also been marked as compatible. This information implies that very soon we will be able to enjoy this function.
Users who have the opportunity to try this tool and want to apply it, must access the WhatsApp settings, go to ‘Account’ > ‘Privacy’ > ‘Last seen and online’ and select ‘Same as last seen’ so that only users who can see the last connection can also check when they are connected.
In this way, Internet users can choose that everyone see their ‘online’, that only their contacts or some selected contacts can do it. Just like last time, users who hide this function will also not be able to see said data to the rest.
In addition to this feature, Mark Zuckerberg announced last month on Facebook that they were going to launch others soon, how to block screenshots. These new features of the Meta application demonstrate an intention on the part of the company to improve the security and privacy of the conversations that users have through its platforms.
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