You will now be able to hide your profile picture, last seen, and status updates from some contacts on WhatsApp!

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WhatsApp is known to release new features from time to time which helps the users to maintain their privacy with ease. A new update for the instant messaging app now brings a new way to hide your profile picture, status updates, and some other information from people.

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The new update gives you control over who can see information that you don't want everyone to see. Generally, you can choose between showing your profile picture, last seen, and status updates to all your contacts or anyone. The new update adds a new "except My contacts" option here.

With the new option, WhatsApp users can now set their profile picture, last seen, and other contact details to show all contacts except a few pre-selected people who will not be able to see these things even if they are in the contacts.

With the new option, WhatsApp now has a total of four privacy control settings. These are as follows.

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Everyone: Your last seen, profile photo, about, and status updates will be available to all WhatsApp users.

My Contacts: Your last seen, profile photo, about, and status updates will be shown to your contacts.

My Contacts Except…: Your last seen, profile photo, about, and status updates will not be shown to your contacts whom you have excluded.

Nobody: Your last seen, profile photo, about, and status updates will not be available to anyone.

In other news, WhatsApp recently added new features for group calls. These include banner notifications for people joining the call, and the ability to mute and message individual people in a group call.