MADRID, 18 Apr. (Portaltic/EP) –
WhatsApp is working on a new privacy option that will allow users to hide certain contacts the last time they connected to the application, which is currently in the testing phase.
The new tool was announced at the end of last March in version 188.8.131.52 of the Google Play Beta Program for Android of the application, in which new features were offered for the sections of the last connection time, information and profile picture.
Now, WABetaInfo has verified that it has also been implemented in the last update of the messaging application through the TestFlight beta program 184.108.40.206 for iOS.
Currently, the most recent official version of WhatsApp allows you to modify the preferences of the time of the last connection, the profile picture, the information or the statuses from Privacy section in the Settings menu.
While in status updates you can choose ‘My contacts, except…’ and ‘Only share with…’, the app only allows you to select ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’ and ‘Nobody’ for last connection and user information.
However, this update for iOS beta testers introduces an option that allows you to hide the last connection time for certain selected contacts. In this way, those who decide to hide their last connection only to some contacts they will be able to do so without having to activate the ‘Nobody’ option.
Thus, they will continue to have access to the information of those users who do have the preference activated so that all their contacts can know when they last connected to the application.
This functionality started rolling out this weekend to some beta testers, and for now, there is no specific date for its official implementation.