WhatsApp’s new alternate profile feature could protect your privacy

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging applications globally, with billions of users. For the last few months, Meta has been trying its best to revamp the platform, making it more capable. It has even added features like screen-sharing to compete with the likes of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and more.  Although most recently, the platform has introduced Passkey support to the platform, and most notably, it now lets you use two accounts on the same device.  And yet again, WhatsApp has added more features – a new alternate profile feature and the ability to add more people to video calls.   What’s the alternate profile feature on WhatsApp?  As usual, the “alternate profile” feature was spotted by WABetaInfo in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android v2.23.21.12. With this new feature, users will have a separate restricted profile, which is visible to their contacts while displaying the alternate name and photo to the others on WhatsApp.  It’s a useful addition for those who want to protect their WhatsApp profile photo by making it only visible to the people in their contacts list.  Source: WABetaInfo And the other people, whose number is not saved on your contacts list, will only see a blank profile photo. You can think of the “alternate profile” as a privacy feature, especially useful if you are in frequent contact with people not on your contact list. The “alternate profile” is currently in the beta stage and will likely be available on the stable version soon. …WhatsApp’s new alternate profile feature could protect your privacy

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