WhatsApp quietly carried out new privateness measures that shield you from individuals you do not know.
In accordance with WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been sharing new privateness measures with customers. A Twitter consumer tweeted a screenshot of a help message they acquired from the app that particulars why unknown contacts can not see your final seen and on-line standing.
“To enhance the privateness and safety of our customers, we’re making it more durable for individuals you do not know and have not chatted with from seeing your final seen on-line presence on WhatsApp,” the help message reads.
“This is not going to change something between you and your pals, household, and companies, who you recognize or have beforehand messaged.”
WABetaInfo notes that the brand new measures may very well be in response to some third-party apps that log your final seen and on-line standing and the way individuals may abuse this course of to stalk WhatsApp customers.
In September, it was reported that WhatsApp was engaged on comparable privateness instruments that restrict who sees your final seen and on-line standing. The function—at the moment in beta on Android and iOS—lets you select Everybody, No one, My Contacts, and now, My Contacts Besides, in your final seen.
The brand new function choice to decide on who sees what facets of your WhatsApp profile would additionally transcend the final seen function to incorporate your Profile Image and your About data, which incorporates issues like your bio.
Nonetheless, these privateness measures are totally different as a result of whereas one permits customers to regulate their final seen, the brand new coverage is a broad measure for everybody that customers can not change.