WhatsApp rolls out more privacy options
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(Pocket-lint) – WhatsApp is rolling out some privacy options to give you more control over who sees what on your profile on the social media service.
The changes will give you the ability to choose who sees your profile picture, “about” information, your status, and your “last seen” time.
These settings have been tested for a while, according to XDA Developers, but they will now be open to all WhatsApp users, after she confirmed the rollout herself.
To better protect your privacy online, we are implementing new options in your privacy control settings
. You can now select who in your contact list can see your profile picture, your “About” and “Last Seen” status. For more information, follow this link: https://t.co/UGMCx2n70h-
WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) June 15, 2022
In each case, according to the guidelines updated by WhatsApp, you can choose from the following categories of people who can see your information: everyone, anyone in your contacts book, anyone in your contacts except some specific contacts you choose, and no one at all.
This allows you to either stay completely private or build a contact list of people you trust enough to have access to your information, which will be a welcome change for anyone who found WhatsApp to be a little too liberal in his way of sharing details.
On the latest version of the app, you should find the new options under Account > Privacy in the app settings menu.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.