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Finally! You Can Now "Left" Group Unnoticed! WHATSAPP.

After a long wait, it is a huge win for WhatsApp users across the world! WhatsApp will now let users exit groups silently without notifying everyone. Only the admins of the group will be notified when a participant leaves the group. Rest of the members in the group will not receive any kind of alert. According to WhatsApp, the feature will start rolling out to all users across the world from this month.

The update will also see users given the option to allow only certain contacts - or no-one - to see when they are active on the platform, bringing online status options into alignment with "last seen" settings.

“You will be able to control who can see when you're online, and prevent screenshots on view once messages. We'll keep building new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO at Meta, said.

The popular messaging app currently alerts all members of a group chat to someone leaving or being removed by default.

And while there are ways to disable this for individual group chats, the option to leave silently is not presented to users when they choose to "exit group" - sometimes causing awkwardness, embarrassment or drama for those trying to leave unnoticed.

Product head Ami Vora said it was part of the platform's focus on "building product features that empower people to have more control and privacy over their messages".

"We believe WhatsApp is the most secure place to have a private conversation," she said. "No other global messaging service at this scale provides this level of security for their users' messages, media, voice messages, video calls, and chat back-ups."

Finally, we can now “left” in peace.

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