WhatsApp’s New Privacy Update Will Hide Your Last Seen From Unknown Contacts

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WhatsApp’s new feature will restrict strangers/contacts you haven’t saved from viewing your activity status and the last time you were online on the application. A few months ago, we reported that the Instant Messaging(IM) service was working on “Hiding your Last Seen from selected contacts.” However, this feature has not made its way to the stable build yet.

WABetainfo has reported this new feature and the reason behind this update, according to them, is, ” If you visit the App Store or the Google Play Store you can find some third-party apps that are able to log the last seen and the online status of select contacts. People use these apps to stalk other WhatsApp users, so they know when other people were online, but this was the only information they were able to get.”


Twitter user brought this to notice, where the company’s support team mailed the user that said their last seen and online presence will be hidden from users you don’t know (haven’t saved their number in your contacts) and haven’t chatted with them. It does not affect the users you have had conversations with on the IM service.

WhatsApp Last Seen Options

WhatsApp brings interesting updates. Users can select setting their last seen to three options as of today, “Everyone, My Contacts, and Nobody.” This update brings in a few questions, too, like, If a user sets their last seen to “Everyone,” will it not show their last seen to everyone? If a user selects their last seen to “My Contacts,” will the last seen not be visible to contacts saved in the user’s device but haven’t had a conversation with them yet?

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