WhatsApp Spotted Testing a Custom Privacy Setting for Profile Photos on Android

WhatsApp for Android is in screening a profile picture privateness placing that will enable end users disguise their profile pictures from precise contacts, according to a report. The custom made privateness placing might arrive alongside the existing solutions to enable you present your profile picture to everyone, all contacts, and no one. The adjust is explained to be a portion of the enhanced privateness options that would also be a portion of the Last Noticed and About position updates on WhatsApp.

In the report, WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo has mentioned that WhatsApp for Android beta model two.21.21.two carries references about the new profile picture privateness placing. A screenshot shared by the supply implies that the new placing would arrive by means of the selection My contacts except… that is accessible alongside the existing All people, My contacts, and No one privateness solutions for the profile picture.

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WhatsApp is spotted screening a My contacts apart from… selection for profile picture privateness placing
Image Credit: WABetaInfo


The new placing would enable you find unique contacts that you want to exclude from the people who would be in a position to see your profile picture.

The My contacts except… selection is not probably to be constrained to the profile picture privateness placing but would also be accessible for Last Noticed and About position updates, as earlier documented by WABetaInfo.

It is at present unclear no matter if the adjust be to begin with constrained to Android, though WABetaInfo earlier showed an Iphone screenshot suggesting the very same custom made privateness placing for the Last Noticed selection.

WhatsApp back in 2017 brought the My contacts except… selection for its Status functionality. The very same selection afterwards arrived for the group privateness options in November 2019.

While the update has been spotted within a latest WhatsApp for Android beta launch, it has not however been accessible for beta testers. It is also not distinct no matter if WhatsApp will roll out the new custom made privateness placing in phases, with 1st arriving for profile pictures and afterwards increasing to Last Noticed and About position updates.