New WhatsApp update may inform your contacts about your every move

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WhatsApp has been pushing out updates like it’s no one’s business of late.

Recent weeks have seen them add a new emoji feature, as well as a way for users to add Snapchat style short video status updates.

WhatsApp even re-added its basic text based status update feature following a backlash from users who complained about its removal.

A new soon to be released update could once again annoy users. That’s because WhatsApp look set to remove the feature that allows you to stay clear of contacts you want to avoid.

The update in question was first spotted in a beta version of WhatsApp by tech site WABetaInfo, a normally reliable source on the status of future WhatsApp updates.

According to the report, the new update will prevent you from hiding whenever you make a change to your account.

It is also suggested that WhatsApp could notify your contacts whenever you say change your phone number or update some other area of your profile.

While this could be useful to help you keep in touch with people, it could also mean that people you would rather avoid can easily keep tabs on you.

Facebook owned WhatsApp is yet to confirm the update but there are claims that it could be included as a new option in the security settings, which users would hope there is a way opt out of and that the option is set as default.

Last month it was revealed that WhatsApp is trialling a way for brands to target users with advertisements for products.

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