WhatsApp for iOS will allow users to hide their online status from everyone

Deepak Gupta July 2, 2022
Updated 2022/07/02 at 9:47 PM

WhatsApp for iOS has improved its features in order to meet various user requests. As such, the Meta service is working on yet another highly requested feature. That is, on iOS it will soon be possible to hide the Online status from everyone.

This feature will come in a future update, and is already under development. This is the information shared so far.

WhatsApp wants to strengthen the privacy of its messages

As detected by the site WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon allow you to hide your online status from everyone else. From now on, users can choose to show their "Last Seen (last seen)" information to contacts, to some people, or to no one.

For a future version of the application, WhatsApp will allow users to follow a similar approach to using online.

The post explains how this feature will work:

It will be possible to configure who can see when we are online within our last seen settings thanks to two new options: "All" and "Same as last seen". For example, if you choose "My contacts" for "Last seen" and "Same as last seen" for "online", it means that non-contacts will not be able to see you when you are online.

This new privacy feature is being developed at the same time that WhatsApp is also preparing another important feature, the ability to edit a message. It's been quite a while since the app started allowing users to delete messages, but it never brought the ability to edit them - which is finally changing in a future update.

Speaking of editing the messages...

The ability to edit and delete messages is also coming to a chat tool in the iPhone operating system, the Messages app in iOS 16. Although it has generated some controversy, being able to edit and delete a message can be very useful when writing miss a word or send the wrong information to a person in a chat.

Last but not least, WABetaInfo informs that WhatsApp is finally preparing a new version of reaction to messages. According to the publication, WhatsApp is already launching beta testers audiences the ability to react to a message with any emoji, just like Instagram does in its Direct Messages feature.

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