WhatsApp is extensively rolling out rolling out improved privateness controls to customers. The options enable customers granular management over their privateness settings, to specify who can see their final seen, about, and profile picture on the messaging app. They have been noticed in growth final yr, after which Meta-owned messaging service started to roll out the characteristic to beta testers. The privateness enhancements come days after the corporate introduced that it was including help for transferring chats from a smartphone working Android to an iPhone.
The rollout of the granular privateness controls was introduced by on Twitter on Thursday. These modifications apply to WhatsApp’s privateness settings for final seen, about, and profile picture sections. Customers will have the ability to choose particular contacts from their handle guide to cover elements — or all — of their profile, based on WhatsApp. The messaging service has additionally up to date its regularly requested questions (FAQ) part on with the brand new privateness settings.
Beforehand, customers on Android and iOS would see three settings — Everybody, My Contacts, and No person underneath the privateness settings for About, Final Seen and Profile Photograph. Now, a fourth choice My Contacts Besides… has been added, permitting customers to pick some contacts from their handle guide and conceal elements of their profile from them. Others within the person’s contacts ought to have the ability to view their WhatsApp profile usually.
The granular privateness controls can turn out to be useful for WhatsApp customers who’ve added contacts that they don’t wish to share their private data with. Beforehand, customers must take away an individual from their contacts to stop their profile picture, final seen, and about from being proven to particular customers, or block them, or set their visibility setting to “No person” within the settings. The brand new privateness setting lets customers shortly create a ‘blacklist’ of types to cover sections of your profile from particular customers.
Earlier this week, WhatsApp additionallythat it was rolling out beta help for the flexibility to switch chats from an Android smartphone to an iPhone. The messaging service launched the flexibility to switch chats from iOS to an Android smartphone final yr. Nevertheless, WhatsApp additionally revealed that customers must fulfil sure necessities to switch their chats, chat historical past, and media from an Android to an iPhone, together with downloading the Transfer to iOS app and utilizing a manufacturing facility reset or new iPhone to finish the method.