WhatsApp Spotted With a New Custom Privacy Setting for ‘About’ Status Updates for Android Users


WhatsApp has been seen testing a new custom privacy setting for Android users to hide their ‘about’ status updates from specific contacts. The option to hide the ‘About’ status from specific contacts, which is not currently available to beta testers, will be available along with existing privacy options. The change is likely to be part of enhanced privacy settings that were seen earlier and will also be available for last seen and profile photo updates on the instant messaging app.

In a report, WhatsApp Beta Tracker WABetaInfo share Screenshot showing the new custom privacy setting on the app to hide ‘About’ status updates from specific contacts. it is titled Except for my contacts… and appears to be available with existing all the people, my contacts, And None Privacy options.

WhatsApp working on enhancing the privacy of your ‘About’ status updates
photo credit: WABetaInfo

Users who select the new privacy setting will be able to exclude certain people from their contacts who will no longer be able to see their ‘About’ status updates.

WABetaInfo gets new settings whatsapp for android Beta, however it is not yet available to beta testers and is said to be still under development.

NS Except for my contacts… The option ‘About’ is not likely to be limited to the privacy settings and will be available for last seen and profile photo updates as well. previously recommended by WABetaInfo. Also a screenshot showing the profile photo privacy settings option on WhatsApp for Android version appeared online Last week.

Basically, WhatsApp introduced In 2017 except for My Contacts… option for its status function. it was later Expanded in Group Privacy Settings in November 2019.

The exact details on when the update will be available to the users are yet to be revealed. However, given WhatsApp’s long history of testing new features before they go live, the custom privacy setting for ‘About’ status updates is unlikely to be available to end users anytime soon.