The world’s leading instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on adding an option for users to hide their online status.
The world’s leading instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on adding an option for users to hide their online status. This functionality will allow users to choose who can see them when they are online on the instant messaging app. It is expected to come in future updates.
The Meta-owned company is reportedly updating the deadline to remove messages from some beta testers.
This feature has been seen in WhatsApp for Android beta 22.214.171.124 which is available through the Google Play beta program. WhatsApp is also said to be rolling out a fully functional contact menu on Windows Beta.
According to a report by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging service is working on a feature to hide online status from select contacts.
Once released, this feature will allow users to choose when they can look online within the WhatsApp privacy settings.
The report includes a screenshot showing the new privacy setting feature. It is said that this option is under development and updates are expected in the future.
In related news, WhatsApp is reportedly updating the deadline for deleting messages for everyone. The messaging platform is said to be rolling out the update for Android with 126.96.36.199 beta through the Google Play beta program.
According to the report, WhatsApp is increasing the time limit of the ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature from the current one hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds to two days and 12 hours. The longer time frame will help the users to delete the wrongly sent message.
In addition to the ability to hide online status and deadline extension, WABetaInfo has released a redesigned reference menu on Windows Beta.
This feature is available for users who have installed the latest WhatsApp beta app for Windows 2.2225.2.70 from the Microsoft Store.
The report includes a screenshot showing the redesigned reference menu. Which gives users an idea of the shortcuts offered.
As seen in the screenshot there is a paste, undo and select all text option. Text can be formatted in bold or italics. Functionality changes are expected before the final release.