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UPDATE : WhatsApp Comes With Options to Mute, Message Specific Participants with New Privacy Controls | 2YODOINDIA

UPDATE : WhatsApp Comes With Options to Mute, Message Specific Participants with New Privacy Controls

WhatsApp has update its group voice calls experience on both Android and iOS. This update brings features to let users mute any other participants or message one of them while staying active on the call.

These new update comes just days after WhatsApp expand group voice calls to up to 32 people from the earlier eight-participant limit.

WhatsApp introduce a new interface to support the expand list of participants in group voice calls.

WhatsApp announce the release of its update group voice calls experience that brings the ability to let users mute other participants.

This update also introduces the option to let users message a specific participant while on the call.

To get the option to mute or message a participant on the call, you need to press and hold the name card of that participant.

A pop-up menu will appear with the given options.

The ability to mute someone on call is particularly helpful in case someone forgets to mute themselves.

It could also be misuse to intentionally make a participant silent during a call.

The participant can unmute themselves at any point of time by hitting the Unmute button.

WhatsApp has add an indicator to inform participants when more people join large calls.

It is quite an obvious addition as WhatsApp now has support for 32 participants in group voice calls, and it would be difficult to see when someone joins a group call that already has multiple participants.

WhatsApp Rolls Out Granular Privacy Controls for About, Last Seen and Profile Photos

WhatsApp is widely rolling out rolling out improve privacy controls to users.

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These features allow users granular control over their privacy settings, to specify who can see their last seen, about, and profile photo on the messaging app.

These update were spot in development 2022, after which Meta-own messaging service began to roll out the feature to beta testers.

The privacy improvements come days after the company announce that it was adding support for transferring chats from a smartphone running Android to an iPhone.

The rollout of the granular privacy controls was announce by WhatsApp on Twitter.

These changes apply to WhatsApp’s privacy settings for last seen, about, and profile photo sections.

Users will be able to select specific contacts from their address book to hide parts or all of their profile, according to WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has also update its frequently ask questions (FAQ) section on its website with the new privacy settings.

Users on Android and iOS would see three settings, EveryoneMy Contacts, and Nobody under the privacy settings for AboutLast Seen and Profile Photo.

Now, a fourth option My Contacts Except… has add, allowing users to select some contacts from their address book and hide parts of their profile from them.

Others in the user’s contacts should be able to view their WhatsApp profile normally.

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The granular privacy controls can come in handy for WhatsApp users who have add contacts that they do not want to share their personal information with.

Users would have to remove a person from their contacts to prevent their profile photo, last seen, and about from being shown to specific users, or block them, or set their visibility setting to “Nobody” in the settings.

The new privacy setting lets users quickly create a ‘blacklist’ of sorts to hide sections of your profile from specific users.

WhatsApp also announce that it was rolling out beta support for the ability to transfer chats from an Android smartphone to an iPhone.

WhatsApp introduce the ability to transfer chats from iOS to an Android smartphone last year.

As WhatsApp also reveale that users need to fulfil certain requirements to transfer their chats, chat history, and media from an Android to an iPhone, including downloading the Move to iOS app and using a factory reset or new iPhone to complete the process.

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