WhatsApp is making it harder for strangers to stalk you

Meta‘s WhatsApp has been focusing on users’ privacy lately. The company rolled out new privacy tools earlier this month to further limit the digital trace we leave behind. The latest addition to privacy features is limiting who gets to view your Last Seen on the app. Currently, the app allows users to share their Last Seen status with Everyone, My contacts, or Nobody. The company is also testing a new My Contacts Except… option with beta users of the app on iOS and Android. Additionally, it seems like WhatsApp is now hiding users’ Last Seen from unsaved numbers that they haven’t chatted with before.
As WABetaInfo reports, some users have noticed that they can no longer view the Last Seen status of certain numbers. In a support email, the company states:
Hi.
Thanks for your message.
To improve the privacy and security of our users, we’re making it harder for people you don’t know and haven’t chatted with from seeing your last seen and online presence on WhatsApp.
This will not change…

Written By: Mahmoud Itani

Original Article: https://www.xda-developers.com/whatsapp-making-harder-strangers-stalk-you/

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