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WhatsApp caught testing a custom privacy setting for profile photo on Android yet again

The custom privacy setting may be added to the existing options allowing users to show their WhatsApp profile photo to  Everyone, My Contacts or Nobody.  

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Last month, WhatsApp was spotted working on updating its privacy settings for Android and iOS devices. Reportedly, the instant messaging platform was said to soon allow users to disable their Last Seen, Profile Photo, and About status. 

In a new development, the chatting app has again appeared to be testing the WhatsApp profile photo privacy setting letting users hide their profile photos from specific contacts. 

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According to the latest report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.21.2 bearing citations of the new profile photo privacy setting. According to a screenshot shared by the source, the new setting would be available via the option My Contacts except…. The custom privacy setting may be added to the existing options allowing users to show their WhatsApp profile photo to  Everyone, My Contacts or Nobody.  

WhatsApp custom privacy setting for profile photo
Image Courtesy: WABetaInfo

As of now, the feature is under development. It is not available for beta testers and is not yet clear when WhatsApp is planning to release this option for everyone. 

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WABetaInfo says, “In the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.21.2 update, there are new hidden tracks about this privacy option: WhatsApp is finally adding the compatibility for “Profile Picture”, confirming what we declared in the previous article!”

In our previous article, we shared that the “My Contacts Except” privacy option will not only be offered to exclude some contacts but will also be applicable to other privacy settings to disable last seen and About status for specific contacts.  It should be noted, if you disable your last seen for specific contacts, you won’t be able to see theirs.

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Currently, you are not allowed to set these for specific contacts and hide their Last Seen, Profile Photo and About Status with Nobody. But when WhatsApp updates its privacy settings you can enable your last seen, and you can disable it for specific contacts.

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Komila Singh
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Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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