Whatsapp had become stalking tool for many people. Simply add someones number into your phone contact and get to know their ‘last seen’ date/time, their status update and their profile photo(hmm this one is important!)
WhatsApp for iOS had this option to hide ‘last seen’ date/time, but android version lacked it for some unknown reason.
Privacy On WhatsApp: android
Now WhatsApp users on android can set these privacy settings for ‘Last Seen’, ‘Profile Photo’ and ‘Status’. You can individually set all these to ‘Everyone’, ‘My Contacts’ only and ‘Nobody’ except me!
Download New WhatsApp: Since the latest version of WhatsApp for android isn’t yet available on Google Play Store, you can download it directly from WhatsApp website.
(It’s 13.65 MB in size)
Phone Settings: Go to your android phone’s settings -> Security -> and check ‘Unknown sources’.
Install New WhatsApp: Now click on the downloaded .apk file and install it.
WhatsApp Settings: Go to ‘settings’ -> Account -> Privacy -> Who can see my personal info
Do not forget to set back your security option on your phone after installing new WhatsApp apk file. Go to your phone settings -> Security -> and UNCHECK ‘Unknown sources’.
Looks like a good move as soon as Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 Billion.