WhatsApp has implemented a drastic change in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, introducing something about the online status and last seen. Discover the details below!
|Name of the feature?||Online Status|
|Status?||Hidden for Business accounts|
|Availability?||The feature has been removed on WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124.|
|I’ve the same version but I still see the online status, why?||WhatsApp has removed the online status for Business accounts only.|
|Last important news?||WhatsApp is working on a new experience for voice messages!|
Some testers from my Discord community have noticed a change implemented on WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 two days ago: the online status for Business accounts wasn’t visible anymore!
I didn’t immediately announce this change because I thought it was a bug, in the first instance. I wanted to be sure to announce something real. After investigating, we can finally confirm the news: WhatsApp doesn’t show the online status and last seen for business accounts from WhatsApp for Android!
When you’re chatting with a business account from WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52, you will just see “Business account” instead of “online” or “last seen today at…”: so Business accounts can be invisible on WhatsApp, at least if the recipient is using the latest Android beta.
It’s still possible to see the online status and last seen from WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for iOS but, if WhatsApp won’t revert those changes in the next beta update, this news will be implemented on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for iOS as well.
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