WhatsApp will shortly let you drop out of group chats without being detected

WhatsApp will soon allow unnoticed group chat exits.

August 11, 2022: -WhatsApp is establishing a new feature that will allow users to leave lengthy group chats without alerting others to their exit.

Currently, pulling out of a WhatsApp group chat can be an awkward affair as everyone in the conversation is informed when you leave. In larger groups, it can also be annoying.

Soon, however, only the admins will be informed instead of notifying everyone in the group when someone leaves. The feature will start rolling to all WhatsApp users this month.

It is part of a handful of measures the encrypted messaging platform takes to enhance privacy. Another tool announced by the firm will let users conceal their presence so that others can’t see they’re online.

WhatsApp is also testing a setting that stops contacts from screenshotting “View Once” messages, which can’t be reaccessed after being opened.

On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, which owns WhatsApp, said it would “keep building recent ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as in-person conversations.”

“At WhatsApp, we were focused on building product features that empower people to have authority and privacy over their messages,” said Ami Vora, head of products at WhatsApp, in a statement.

“Over the years, we have added interlocking layers of protection to help keep their conversations secure, and the new features are one way we continue to deliver on our commitment to keeping messages private.”

The update adds to a series of changes Meta has been pushing to its platforms lately.

The firm overhauled its main Facebook app to prioritize algorithmically recommended content while creating a new feed that displays posts from friends and family in reverse chronological order.

Meta is seeking to win favor with younger “Gen Z” users who’ve eschewed social apps such as Instagram and Snapchat for TikTok, the wildly popular short-form video platform owned by China’s ByteDance.

TikTok’s feed is designed to recommend content based on what it thinks users will be most interested in, making it notoriously addictive to scroll through.

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