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WhatsApp Spotted With a New Custom Privacy Setting for ‘About’ Status Updates for Android Users

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WhatsApp has been spotted trying another custom protection setting for Android users to allow them to conceal their ‘About’ notices from explicit contacts. The choice to conceal the ‘About’ status from explicit contacts, which is yet to be accessible to beta analyzers, would be accessible close by the current security choices. The change is probably going to be a piece of the improved protection settings that were spotted before and would likewise be accessible for the Last Seen and Profile Photo reports on the texting application.

WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo

In a report, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo shared a screen capture showing the new custom protection setting on the application to stow away ‘About’ notices from explicit contacts. It is named My contacts aside from… and seems, by all accounts, to be accessible close by the current Everyone, My contacts, and Nobody security choices.

Users choosing the new protection setting will actually want to reject specific individuals from their contacts who might presently don’t have the option to see their ‘About’ notices.

WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.21.8

WABetaInfo has tracked down the new setting in the WhatsApp for Android beta 2.21.21.8, however, it isn’t yet accessible to beta analyzers and is supposed to be as yet a work in progress.

The My contacts aside from… choice isn’t probably going to be restricted to the ‘About’ security settings and would likewise be accessible for Last Seen and Profile Photo refreshes, as recently proposed by WABetaInfo. A screen capture showing the choice for Profile Photo security settings on a WhatsApp for Android forms likewise seemed online last week.

Initially, WhatsApp presented the My contacts aside from… choice for its Status work back in 2017. It was subsequently extended to a bunch of security settings in November 2019.

WhatsApp’s set of experiences of long-testing new components

Careful subtleties on when the update will be free to users are yet to be uncovered. Nonetheless, considering WhatsApp’s set of experiences of long-testing new components prior to making them live, the custom protection setting for ‘About’ notices isn’t probably going to be accessible to end-users at any point in the near future.

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