It may not seem like vital information, but if a scammer already knows some other things about you, adding that last piece of contextual information could prove useful to them - whether you're awake or not; at home or overseas; coming out of the cinema or getting off a flight.Or you just might not want contacts -- especially colleagues, or your boss -- to know you're checking Whats App at your desk.Restrict access to profile picture Is your profile photo one you've used elsewhere - on Linked In, Facebook or Twitter?Maybe it's even on your company's website somewhere.You can disable or restrict who sees your 'last seen' time in Whats App's 'Profile'; 'Privacy' menu, in Android, i OS, Windows or Blackberry.Be aware though, if you turn it off, you won't be able to see other users' 'last seen' times either. Boy (long pause): If that means you'll take another thirty minutes to get ready, no. Those wrongly 'timed' conversations Girl: Can't come out today.
When we received reports of the problem, our engineers promptly diagnosed it and temporarily disabled the chat function.
We also pushed out a fix to take care of the visible friend requests which is now complete.
Chat will be turned back on across the site shortly.
Girl: 'Cause she doesn't like me and I don't like her.
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