WhatsApp has announced 3 new privacy features. You can leave a group silently if you don’t want to be a part of it. Screenshot blocking for View Once messages will also be introduced. One of the major additions is the ability to hide your online status.

   

WhatsApp now lets you hide your Online status, here is how

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WhatsApp has announced 3 new privacy features. You can leave a group silently if you don’t want to be a part of it. Screenshot blocking for View Once messages will also be introduced. One of the major additions is the ability to hide your online status.

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The company says the feature has been added for those who want to keep their online presence private. WhatsApp has confirmed that it will start rolling out the feature to all users this month. It is pretty easy to hide your Online Status on WhatsApp. You just need to open WhatsApp and go to Settings > Account > Privacy. Here, you will find a “Last seen and online” option on the top of the screen. You simply need to tap on that to access the feature.

You will see four options in Last Seen section, which are self-explanatory. These are Everyone, My Contacts, My Contacts except, and Nobody. In Online status section, there will be two options Everyone and Same as last seen. So, if you want your online status from everyone, then you will have to select “Nobody” in Last Seen section and “Same as last seen” in the online status part.