WhatsApp quietly carried out new privateness measures that defend you from folks you do not know.
Based on WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has been sharing new privateness measures with customers. A Twitter person tweeted a screenshot of a support message they obtained 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 tougher for folks 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 already know or have beforehand messaged.”
WABetaInfo notes that the brand new measures might be in response to some third-party apps that log your final seen and on-line standing and the way folks 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 present in beta on Android and iOS—means that you can select Everybody, No one, My Contacts, and now, My Contacts Besides, on your final seen.
The brand new function possibility 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 comprises issues like your bio.
Nonetheless, these privateness measures are totally different as a result of whereas one permits customers to manage their final seen, the brand new coverage is a broad measure for everybody that customers can not change.