WhatsApp and "ghosts"

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Mike¬, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Mike¬ macrumors member

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    #1
    Consider the following scenario:
    Somebody from the past has my number but I've long thrown his/hers away.
    Will he/she be able to see my status (profile picture, availability, status message), although I will never see this contact in my list?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #2
    Yes she will
     
  3. youknome macrumors 6502

    youknome

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    #3
    As long as they have your number in their contacts, then yes they will have access to all those things.
     
  4. Mike¬ thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    thanks for clarifying.

    IMHO one should be able to opt-in for a 'symmetric' usage preventing the above, but I guess it's simplicity über alles...
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    #5
    You can block them but its pointless IMHO
     
  6. sssmmm macrumors newbie

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    ghost status

    Hi guys,
    one of my friends always pops up as "GHOST" what does it mean? That this person doesnt have me in his contacts?

    thx!!
     

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