WhatsApp: New Feature Arriving for the "Last Seen" Status

Roxana Anton

The month of November seems to be full of innovations for WhatsApp, the famous messages service that has conquested us all (or almost).

The team that works incessantly to improve its services to clients all over the world is preparing plenty of what we can call small surprises. Hopefully, they are good ones.

According to the specialized portal GSMArena, those who have downloaded the Beta version of WhatsApp now have the option to hide the "last seen" status from specific people.

This means that you can show your "last seen" status only to the people that you want to. There will be a new option, where you can choose to show your "last seen" or "last online" status to "My contacts except..." and there, you can put the names of the ones that you do not wish to share your status with.

The service has been in testing for a few months. It will take a few months more to be effective to all WhatsApp users, globally.

"This means it will soon hopefully make it to all the people using the beta, and then eventually to the version of WhatsApp everyone's using, but there's a caveat here, in that "soon" could mean "in a few months", if we're judging by some of WhatsApp's past rollouts of new features. It's really among the most cautious companies when it comes to adding stuff to its stable app, that's for sure." (source: gsmarena.com)

Another news that could interest WhatsApp users is the fact that now it is officially possible to connect to more devices without an internet connection of the primary smartphone. (source: gsmarena.com)

You can find out more details here.

"For several months, WhatsApp has been testing a feature that would allow users to link their account to secondary devices and continue to send and receive messages without the primary smartphone online. This feature is now officially rolling out to all WhatsApp users in the most recent update of WhatsApp on both Android and iOS versions." (source: gsmarena.com)

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