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WhatsApp adds new status options

WhatsApp adds new status options

WhatsApp users will soon be able to hide status information for individual contacts. Developers are currently testing the new features in beta versions for iOS and Android smartphones.

WhatsApp developers are testing features that allow users to turn off status information for individual contacts. According to This affects the “Last Seen”, “Profile Picture” and “About” options. Until now, these status details could only be hidden for all contacts.

The features are already available to users of the current beta versions for the Android and iOS operating systems. Users can find the options in WhatsApp settings under the “Account”, “Privacy” menu item. There you can see the menu items “Last online”, “Profile picture” and “Info”, under which individual contacts can be hidden.

More changes planned for users

This year want messenger developers add more changes to your program. Among other things, an expanded deletion function is planned that will allow users to delete messages that they have already read after a period of more than the previous 60 minutes. Also, it should soon be possible to send high resolution photos via Messenger. Until now, the recipient has received images with significantly reduced quality.

This is mainly due to the fact that these images are compressed by WhatsApp and as a result the quality decreases. Users should be given the opportunity to decide for themselves the quality of photos to be submitted. It is not known when this option will arrive.

WhatsApp has gradually made a number of improvements in recent weeks. Above all there were changes in the voice messages. Users can now listen to voice messages outside of a chat. It is also possible to pause and resume voice recordings. The new features should have arrived by now for most users.