This is the first impressive update of the WhatsApp after acquisition by Facebook, who has paid a in cash and stock to acquire it.
The Popular Smartphone messagingWhatsApp version 2.11.169 will provide you more ability and control over privacy options i.e. Hiding ‘last seen at’ time, Profile picture, status updates from others, which are currently visible for all WhatsAppusers.
Currently, these options are set to 'everyone' by default, that allows any WhatsApp user to find out exactly when you used WhatsApp for the last time, also reveals your image and Status message. Most of the times we don't want it to be shown to anyone or to non-contact users.
How to hide WhatsApp 'last seen at' time and Profile Picture?
WhatsApp now allows you to Modify your Privacy settings in three ways:
- Show to 'Everyone'
- Show to 'My Contacts'
- Show to 'Nobody'
So, if you set all the options to 'My Contacts', then only your phone contacts can see your 'last seen at' time, profile picture and Status, and no one else would have these visibility available.
The WhatsApp's Founder said in a statement: