Even as WhatsApp gives you the option to make your Last Seen private, your friends may still watch when you’re online. A long-requested feature that could soon be implemented is the option to cover your online status.
You may hide your online status from everyone in WhatsApp’s most recent beta version, according to WABetaInfo. This is perfect if you’re being followed on WhatsApp and don’t want your annoying relatives or friends bothering you as soon as they notice you nearby.
The new function will present you with two alternatives, as seen in the screenshot. You have the option of enables your online status public if you want it to function like Last Seen.
This implies that you have the option of letting anybody see your online activities; just your contacts; just your contacts with a few exceptions; or nobody at all.
Although the screenshot is of iOS, according to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also working on bringing the functionality to Android and WhatsApp Desktop.
It is unknown when the functionality will be available for public use because it is currently in development. As soon as new details become available, we’ll update this blog.