WhatsApp: finally a truly private mode approaching?

News hardware WhatsApp: finally a truly private mode approaching?

Long-awaited, private browsing in WhatsApp should finally land soon on our smartphones.

There are countless updates aimed at improving the experience on WhatsApp in recent weeks, more numerous than several months or years ago.

After a huge controversy around the sharing and protection of personal data in early 2021, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and therefore of WhatsApp, has put things in order, backtracked on this subject and launched a whole series of updates aimed at making the application more essential than ever to avoid a mass exodus towards competing solutions such as Telegram or Signal.

In the end, the crisis was short-lived, no one really left the service, leaving parents, family and friends behind, and WhatsApp regularly offers new features that make the application more pleasant to use and more complete.

Private browsing is finally coming to WhatsApp

As always with the news around WhatsApp, it’s on the site
WABetaInfo
that we owe the find of the day.

After statuses, groups, views, file exchanges, communities, etc etc, it is on a subject that is always delicate and particularly in tune with the times that this long-awaited new feature corrects, or at least improves, that of confidentiality, and more particularly of private browsing.

Present almost everywhere on the net, in navigation software in particular, strangely, this function is still absent from WhatsApp. You can certainly, for a while now, hide your connection history (Seen at), not indicate whether or not you have seen a message, but it is still impossible to hide your “online” status from your contacts, whether either his relatives, his colleagues or his bosses. Completely absurd…

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Well don’t worry, the end of the ordeal seems to be coming soon if we are to believe the information from WABetaInfo which publishes a screen of a kind of Beta pre-release on iOS and which therefore adds an option to hide your online status quite simply, the same way you could hide your last online status.

Simple and effective, the option should soon be deployed for everyone on our smartphones, but also on desktop applications.

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