Popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp, that is now being acquired by Facebook, has included a much-requested feature – the ability to hide the ‘last seen at’ timestamp.
This feature was so longer available only on WhatsApp for iPhone and was a much desired by many on other platforms who do not want to display to other users information about when they last used the app.
Users can now choose if they want to display their last seen status to everyone, only to their contacts or to nobody.
The new update also includes the ability to limit visibility of profile photos and status.
The update that includes these features isn’t, at the time of posting this, available on Google Play but WhatsApp is expected roll this out soon.
If you wish to get the new privacy features on WhatsApp, go to the WhatsApp official website and download the Android app from there. You might have to change your Android security setting before able to install this.
Once you have installed the app, open WhatsApp, tap on settings from the menu, then go to Account and there you will find a new option ‘Privacy’ added atop other existing options. The new features can be used from within the privacy settings.
This also means that if you have chosen to hide your ‘last seen at’ timestamp, you will also be unable see others’.