For a long time, WhatsApp users had been requesting the feature to exclude some contacts from seeing their last seen, profile picture, about, and status. Finally, on June 16th, WhatsApp announced new privacy options, which allowed users to hide certain profile features. In this article, we’ll show you how to hide WhatsApp last seen, profile picture, about, and status from some contacts in your list.
Here’s how you can hide WhatsApp Last Seen, Profile Picture, About, and Status from some contacts
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your smartphone and click on the three dots at the top right corner.
Step 2: Select Settings.
Step 3: Select Account.
Step 4: Select Privacy.
Step 5: Select whether you want to change the visibility of Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, or Status.
Step 6: Once you click on either one of them, you’ll be presented with three visibility options. If you want to exclude certain contacts from seeing your Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, or Status, click on ‘My Contacts, except…’
Step 7: Select the contacts you want to exclude from viewing your Last Seen, Profile Photo, About, or Status.
Step 8: Save your changes by tapping the Tick sign at the bottom right corner of your screen. Your changes will be saved.
These updates are immensely helpful for users who only wish to reserve personal information from a few contacts, without wanting to change their visibility for all contacts. Since WhatsApp rolls out its new updates in phases, you might have to wait a while if this update isn’t already available on your device. On top of that, the new WhatsApp update also allows users to respond to messages with emojis.
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