WhatsApp has been experimenting with a variety of new features to improve the overall user experience.
In the most recent test of a function by the messaging app, it was discovered that users may conceal their profile photos from certain undesirable individuals who had been added to their contact list. At the moment, we have the choice of concealing our profile photos from everyone, all contacts, or no one in particular. WhatsApp, on the other hand, may soon add the “My contacts excluding” option to the list of available options.
The Android beta version of WhatsApp, according to feature tracker Wabetainfo, was discovered testing the ability to conceal their profile photos from chosen contacts on the Android beta version of the program.
The snapshot in which the new “My contacts except” option for Last Seen could be seen was shown, but we also said that the same option will be available for Profile Picture and About. ‘There are additional hidden traces regarding this privacy choice in the newly released WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 upgrade,’ according to the report.”
“My contacts except” was being tested for profile photos, but it will eventually be extended to include Last Seen and About Status updates as well, according to the developers. Previously, WhatsApp was seen testing the functionality on the iOS beta version, which was then removed.
Additionally, WhatsApp is preparing to roll out the option for iOS beta users who use the app to encrypt their backups using end-to-end encryption soon. It was previously stated by the business that it will now provide end-to-end encryption for conversation backups stored in Google Drive and iCloud, as well as other cloud storage services.
WhatsApp claimed to have been the first and only large-scale messaging software to provide end-to-end encryption for conversation backups as well as messages themselves.
“We’re introducing another layer of privacy and security to WhatsApp: an end-to-end encryption option for the backups users choose to keep in Google Drive or iCloud,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement on adding encryption to cloud backups. Because WhatsApp is the world’s first global messaging service of this scale to provide end-to-end encrypted messaging, as well as backups, achieving this milestone was a difficult technical challenge that necessitated the development of an entirely new framework for key storage and cloud storage across operating systems.”
It is an important feature that will significantly improve the privacy and security of users. When your backup is end-to-end encrypted, no one (including WhatsApp, Facebook, and Apple) will be able to view its content because it is encrypted using a password or a 64-digit encryption key, which is generated by the software.
According to Wabetainfo, the functionality has been pushed out today for select iOS beta testers who are participating in the WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business beta programs.