WhatsApp is actually allowing users to ignore poeple more effectively.
After releasing a slew of new features recently, Meta’s popular messaging service WhatsApp is rumored to be working on more. According to reports, the messaging app is introducing the ability to hide your ‘last seen’ status from specific contacts.
With the latest beta release of its iOS app, WhatsApp has added an option that allows users to limit specific individuals from seeing their ‘last seen’ status, according to WABetaInfo.
WhatsApp has allowed you to limit who sees your status to only your contacts for a while now. You can also turn off the feature entirely, but you won’t be able to exclude certain people from seeing the information. However, under the Last Seen section of the app’s privacy settings, WhatsApp iOS beta version 18.104.22.168 introduces a new “My Contacts Except” option.
According to WABetaInfo, adding an individual to that list also prevents you from seeing their status. The outlet said WhatsApp is also implementing more granular privacy controls for both profile photos and about sections. With the feature now in beta testing on both Android and iOS, it is likely that it will be soon made available on WhatsApp.
In related news, the messaging application officially announced that Emoji reactions are coming to WhatsApp so people can quickly share their opinion without flooding chats with new messages.