Now You Can Sleep Better As WhatsApp Rolls Out New Privacy And Branding Features

The Meta-owned messaging app has begun offering granular privacy options for a profile photo, 'About' description, and 'Last seen'.

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With its latest beta version of the iOS app, WhatsApp is giving select testers access to more granular privacy settings, allowing for greater control over the service’s privacy settings. Last year, the functionality was initially seen in development. It’s designed to give users more control over who can see their last seen, about, and profile picture on Whatsapp.

According to reports, these capabilities are now available to certain beta testers on the iOS and Android beta versions. WhatsApp hasn’t said when these privacy options would be accessible to all users. WABetaInfo is a feature tracker for WhatsApp. Meta-owned messaging app WhatsApp has begun offering granular privacy settings for a profile photo, ‘About’ description, and ‘Last seen’.

WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.9.0.70 is now available to those who have signed up to receive beta builds. It is possible that it will unlock some functionality. According to the update tracker, the new options appear to be enabled by a server-side switch, and some users may have to wait 24 hours to see them.

Upgrades to the most recent beta version of the app can be accessed through Settings, Account, and Privacy. The public should have a new choice. This folder will be called My Contacts. Previous versions of the program let users choose only between Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody.

If you exclude someone from seeing your last seen on the app, their last seen is concealed from you, according to the feature tracker. However, when you exclude them from seeing your about or last seen, this is not the case. WhatsApp beta users on Android, who received the same functionality last month, can also benefit from this feature. On March 29, 2022, WhatsApp 2.22.8.9 beta for Android was released.

On the latest version of WhatsApp beta for Android, the granular privacy options were enabled and functioning. This week, the app introduced a new Communities feature that gives administrators more control over groups. A Community can now have many groups, and administrators can deliver a particular message to all.

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