No more “Last Seen At” jokes as WhatsApp updates privacy settings for its Android app, also enables user to Pay for Friends WhatsApp Service

WhatsApp has rolled out a major update to its Android app. The messenger now gives complete control to the users to show or hide their Last Seen, Profile Pic and Status update.

To use the features, users need to update the app to version (2.11.186) from Google Play Store. once the app is updated, users can change their privacy setting from setiing menu under account setting and then privacy (Settings > Account > Privacy).

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The update also includes many other interesting new features like enabling users to pay for their friends WhatsApp service. Now users can pay for their friends Whatsapp service by visiting the perticular friends contact in their WhatsApp contact list and then from Menu select Pay for friend.

Some of the other important updates are the option to share/save profile photo/group icon, Camera shortcut for quicker picture sending, large video thumbnails in chat, and option to show unread messages on home screen widget (Android 3.0+) etc…

WhatsApp version (2.11.186) changelog:

new privacy settings for last seen, profile photo and status
add Camera shortcut for quicker picture sending
add ability to pay for a friend’s WhatsApp service
add large video thumbnails in chat
add option to show unread messages on home screen widget (Android 3.0+)
add option to share/save profile photo/group icon
increase message history user can send
fix sending flag emoji on Sony phones
fix voice note recording volume on Samsung Note 3 and Sony phones
enabled Hindi (Android 4.1+)

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