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WhatsApp will soon allow users to hide online status

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Instant messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a new update, bringing the version to 2.22.16.12 for Android users through the Google Play Beta Programme, WABetaInfo reported.

In a report, the WhatsApp tracker said that the messaging app has provided the option to beta users to hide their online status, but for all other users, it will roll out the option in a future update.

WhatsApp will soon allow users to hide online status

In the above screenshot, it can be seen that the app is planning on adding a new section to the privacy settings. In that, users can go to the “Last Seen” option and switch the setting as they like.

“Unfortunately, since this feature is under development, it is not available to users because it is not ready, but we should be happy because WhatsApp is working on this feature from this update,” WABetaInfo added.

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Another X, previously Twitter, outage has affected Pakistan.

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Adding to the current difficulties with online connectivity, internet users in Pakistan experienced yet another disturbance when attempting to use the services of social media site X, formerly known as Twitter.

Users from Islamabad and other regions of the nation were unable to use the site for several hours since the service was down.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), which is becoming increasingly concerned about the frequent outages, has not made an official remark about the matter.

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Elections 2024: On February 8, a “suspension” of cellphone and internet services was suggested.

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The suggestion was made at the meeting of the ECP, which was convened to examine the state of law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

According to those with knowledge of the situation, there was a suggestion to cut back on mobile and internet service in vulnerable sections of the nation in time for the general elections in 2024.

The election candidates’ security was also a topic of discussion during the conference, and CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja voiced his worries about the rise in attacks on political gatherings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

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Government Decides to Take Action: Solangi Denounces Journalist Harassment Campaign

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The troll army of a political party has been harassing Journalist Gharidah Farooqui, and the Caretaker Government has strongly objected to this nasty and shady campaign, according to Caretaker Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi.

He warned that disclosing someone’s home address or private phone number amounted to encouraging violence and harassment and would not be allowed in a post on the social media site “X.”

The Minister went on to say that the appropriate authorities are looking into the situation and that the offenders and those who assist them will face consequences in accordance with the law.

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