WhatsApp might let you hide ‘last seen’ from specific people soon

WABetainfo had also earlier reported that this feature will also be extended in a similar fashion to hide Profile Photo and About from specific contacts.

Highlights
  • WhatsApp reportedly working on a new feature to hide ‘last seen’ from specific contacts.
  • This new feature could be released soon.
  • The feature will also prevent users from seeing the ‘last seen’ of blacklisted contacts.

WhatsApp is arguably one of the most popular instant messaging services in the world it is also one of the slowest to adopt new features and trends. In the recent past, there has been an active inflow of work that being put into the platform that has not only made headlines but has also upgraded the basic experience it used to offer. Another cool new feature that WhatsApp has been found to be working on renders specific people in your contacts incapable of viewing your ‘last seen’ timestamp. As covered by Android Police, WABetainfo has yet again cracked this cool new feature that WhatsApp is currently testing on one of its beta versions.

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WhatsApp to allow hiding ‘last seen’ from specific contacts

WhatsApp, the Facebook-turned-Meta-owned messaging service has been working on a new feature that reportedly lets you hide your last seen timestamp from specific people out your contacts. This new feature has been reported by Android Police and has been brought to light by WABetainfo. WABetaInfo has found this new feature test present in the WhatsApp beta version 2.21.23.14. WABetainfo had also earlier reported that this feature set will also be extended in a similar fashion to hide Profile Photo and About from specific contacts only. 

While the feature has been under development for a considerable amount of time and the fact that it has made its way onto beta versions of WhatsApp makes a healthy promise for itself to land up in all versions of WhatsApp soon. However, WhatsApp’s poor track record with updates and features means that we could be waiting months to get access to this new feature. 

While using the feature to hide the user’s ‘last seen’ from specific contacts users will be offered options in the sequence – everyone, user’s contacts, user’s contacts except a list of specific people and nobody. Upon selection of the third option, WhatsApp will let the user choose an array of contacts the user would want to hide the user’s ‘last seen’ timestamp. It is good to note that once the user has disabled someone from viewing their ‘last seen’, the user too would not be able to see their ‘last seen’.