WhatsApp has also included a special feature that allows its users to hide the 'last seen' timestamp. iPhone users were already enjoying this feature for a while and news was doing rounds in tech market regarding the debut of this feature for Android operating system.

This latest update brings a lot of other value additions too, like the users can now limit their profile picture and status visibility to specific people. Once this upgrade is installed in your smartphone, you just need to change the privacy setting in order to make the desired changes.

If you select to hide your 'last seen' timestamp then others’ timestamp will automatically be hidden to you.

The update is now available on GooglePlay.

Facebook has bought WhatsApp for USD 19 billion. Facebook is betting huge on mobile with the eye-popping cash-and-stock deal for WhatsApp, which was only started five years ago but has quickly grown as a free alternative to text messages.