WHATSAPP makes it possible to be much more stealthy in the chat app.
Two key changes allow you to navigate the app unseen.
Whatsapp is known for its encrypted chats that prevent snoopers from reading messages in transit – but the app isn’t perfect.
There are two major flaws that can be very frustrating for stealthy users.
The first is the fact that you cannot hide your online status.
If you are online in the app, your contacts can see that you are.
Now for the sniffer dogs WABetaInfo say that WhatsApp is working on a setting that will allow you to hide your online status.
The new feature will be available under Settings > Privacy > Last Seen and Online.
WhatsApp has been criticized in the past for not allowing users to hide their online status on the app.
“There can be various reasons why people would want to use WhatsApp in stealth mode,” WABetaInfo said.
“Some users want to use WhatsApp without being disturbed by others.
“Or they feel stalked by someone.”
The second problem is that when you leave a group chat, everyone knows.
But WhatsApp is also developing a feature that will allow you to leave groups silently, as spotted by WABetaInfo.
Maybe it’s a chat that’s old but keeps getting revitalized, one with too many people, or a very active conversation that you just don’t care about.
The new change allows you to leave groups without seeing a warning.
Only the group admins would be notified, but not regular members of the group.
Unfortunately, none of these features have confirmed release dates.
So we could wait weeks or even months for them to land on the general version of WhatsApp.
If you want to try WhatsApp features before everyone else, follow our guide below to join the beta.
How to get WhatsApp beta
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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