WhatsApp Adds Phone Privacy Feature In Beta Update, Here’s How To Use It

It provides the ability to hide full phone numbers from other participants engaged in the conversation

WhatsApp has released a fresh feature called ‘phone number privacy’ for both Android and iOS users. WABetaInfo’s report suggested that this new feature is included in the beta update available for both operating systems. 

Once the users install the latest Beta update; they will come across a novel option labeled ‘phone number privacy’ within the community announcement group info section. 

Meta-owned WhatsApp’s new feature empowers users to safeguard their privacy by concealing their phone numbers within WhatsApp communities. By enabling this feature, users can ensure that their phone numbers are only visible to community administrators and individuals who have saved their contact information, adds the report.

Additionally, it provides the ability to hide full phone numbers from other participants engaged in the conversation. 

It is also important to note that the phone number privacy feature applies solely to community members, as the phone number of the community admin will always remain visible. As per reports, the new feature is currently accessible to certain Beta users who have installed the latest WhatsApp updates for Android and iOS. The rollout of this feature is expected to reach a wider audience in the following days. 

WhatsApp has also started rolling out a modified interface for iOS users. WABetaInfo reported that the online website which tracks new and upcoming features on WhatsApp, iOS users can now see a translucent bar and navigation bar. 

How to check the feature?

To check whether the translucent bar features is available to you or not, simply updates the WhatsApp on your iPhone from the app store. You may need to restart the app to activate the changes, and then open the section of the app to see if the translucent effect is available. 

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