WhatsApp already allows users to hide last seen from everyone, contacts, and no one at all (nobody). As per a new report coming from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon allow users to hide last seen from specific contacts. For instance, if you want to hide your last seen from a creepy stalker, the messaging platform will soon have that option as well. Also Read - How to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp in a few simple steps
The Facebook owned messaging platform currently allows users to hide their last seen, profile photo and about section. However, there is no option to hide the information from a specific contact. As per the latest report, WhatsApp will soon allow users to hide their last seen from a specific contact or a someone they dislike. This should specifically help users who want to hide their details from a creepy stalker. Also Read - WhatsApp multi-device feature beta starts rolling out for all iOS users: Report
Similar to other last seen hiding options, the upcoming feature is likely to get added to the list in the Settings menu. The report doesn’t reveal too many details about the feature and when it will release. Also Read - WhatsApp voice transcription feature could launch soon: How it will work
The upcoming last seen feature has been spotted on iOS for the time being. So, we can expect feature to first release for iPhone users and probably soon followed by Android smartphone users.
How to hide last seen on WhatsApp
WhatsApp introduced last seen hiding options several years ago and were widely accepted by users globally. If you want to hide your last seen, here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp app on your smartphone
Step 2: Head over to the Settings menu
Step 3: Click on Privacy option from the list
Step 4: Next, click on Last Seen and select the required option from the list. There are three options available including everyone, my contacts, and nobody.