WhatsApp adds new HIDDEN mode that's perfect for keeping secrets | The Sun

WHATSAPP has added a special "hidden mode" that lets you hide things from contacts.

It's a great way to keep some of your info secret from very specific people.

Other apps – including fellow Meta-owned favourite Instagram – offer similar features.

With the new update, you'll be able to hide your profile picture, Last Seen status, and About page.

And you'll be able to choose those settings for Everyone, My Contacts, My Contacts Except and Nobody.

So you might want to keep Last Seen on for your partner or family – but turn it off for any nagging friends or colleagues.

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It's a great way to wrest control over your WhatsApp privacy in a more fine-tuned way.

"To further protect your privacy online, we’re rolling out new options to your privacy control settings," WhatsApp explained.

"Now you can select who from your contact list can see your Profile Photo, About, and Last Seen status."

Sadly, there is a catch.

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When you stop someone from looking at your personal info, you'll also be blocked from viewing theirs.

The new feature is rolling out on the general version of the app right now.

Check your Apple App Store or Google Play Store for the latest updates.

If you want to try all the latest WhatsApp features before everyone else, consider joining the beta using our guide below.

How to join WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".

Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Joining the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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