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Customizable privacy settings on WhatsApp
WhatsApp has introduced new privacy-related features. While these options are minor, they allow you to control and adjust certain parameters according to users’ needs. Among these new features, the most important is the one that allows internet users to decide who can see their profile photo, their “seen at” or their last status.
So in Settings > Account > PrivacyUsers now have multiple options to access Seen At, Profile Photo, News, and Status:
- All : All WhatsApp users have the option to see your “seen on”, profile photo, messages or status.
- My contacts : Only the contacts in your address book can access it.
- My contacts except…: gives the possibility to exclude certain users who do not have access to this information.
- No one: only you will see them.
🔒 To further protect your privacy online, we’re introducing new options for your privacy settings 🔒
New options for group calls on WhatsApp
In addition, WhatsApp has also introduced new features aimed at groups. Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, announced that it is now possible to mute users who forgot to mute their microphone or who are making extraneous noises during a group conversation.
In addition, all participants (and not just the organizer of the call) can use the feature to mute a caller and make them completely inaudible.
Another useful feature: it is now possible to send a message to a person during a group call. There’s no longer a need to open your discussion list and find the conversation with that contact.
Finally, WhatsApp now sends a notification when a new person joins a group call.
Some new features for group calls @Whatsapp: You can now mute or message specific people in a call (great if someone forgets to mute themselves!), and we’ve added a helpful indicator to make it easier for you to see when more people are on large calls. pic.twitter.com/fxAUCAzrsy
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) June 16, 2022