WHATSAPP is working on a new feature that could let you block specific contacts from seeing when you were last on the app.
The ‘Last Seen’ feature causes issues for some people who might want to go on WhatsApp and not reply to people immediately.
However, Last Seen can be used against you if a contact has seen you’ve been online but not replied to them.
You can currently turn off WhatsApp Last Seen via your Settings menu but you only have the option to turn it off for everyone or all your contacts, not specific people.
WhatsApp also warns: “If you don’t share your Last Seen, you won’t be able to see other people’s Last Seen”.
According to WhatsApp experts WABetaInfo, the app is working on giving people more control over who can see when they’ve been online.
Apparently, you’ll also be able to control who can see your profile picture and your ‘About’ information.
WABetaInfo tweeted: “WhatsApp is planning to add the “My contacts except…” option for Last Seen, Profile Picture and About, so you will be able to exclude specific contacts without disabling the feature!
“Note: you cannot see the last seen of excluded contacts.”
The feature will reportedly be avaliable on WhatsApp beta in a future update.
It’s thought to be coming to Android and iOS devices.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Downloading WhatsApp beta on iOS is a much trickier and riskier process so this is not recommended.
However, WhatsApp beta can be downloaded on a computer via the Google Play site.
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