(Pocket-Lint) – WhatsApp is introducing some privacy options to give you more control over who sees what your profile is about on social media services.
The changes give you the option to choose who will see your profile picture, “About” information, your status, and your “last seen” time.
These settings have been tested for some time, According to XDA developersBut now it is going to be open to all users of WhatsApp, after confirming the rollout itself.
To further protect your privacy online, we’re bringing new options to your privacy control settings.
Now you can choose who can see your profile photo, about, and last seen status from your contact list Follow this link for more information: https://t.co/UGMCx2n70h
– WhatsApp (WhatsApp) June 15, 2022
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In each case, accordingly WhatsApp’s own updated guidelines, you can choose from the following categories to see your information: everyone, anyone in your contact book, anyone in your contacts except the specific contacts you choose, and no one else.
This enables you to either keep yourself completely private or create a contact list of people you trust enough for your information, which would be a welcome change for anyone who thinks WhatsApp was a little too generous in sharing details. .
In the latest version of the app, you’ll find new options under Account> Privacy in the app’s settings menu.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.