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Here's How-to Hide Your Online Status on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is that you appear online which makes others think you are active and available to chat. If you are facing this issue and want to appear offline on WhatsApp, it’s easier to do than you think. We explained how to hide your last seen and online status while chatting
whatsApp. It will help safeguard your privacy.

Hide Online Status and Last Seen on WhatsApp :

Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp On Android :-

1. Open WhatsApp and tap on the ellipses (three dot) icon at the top right corner. Then, select the “Settings” option.

2. Next, navigate to “Account -> Privacy” to access the last seen status setting.

3. Now, tap on the “Last seen and online” privacy setting. After that, select “Nobody” under the “Who can see my last seen” option to hide when you were last online on the messaging app from everyone.

Note: You can also select the “My contacts except..” option if you wish the last seen time to be displayed to select people in your contacts list.

Hide Online Status on WhatsApp O Android :-

Note: The ability to hide your online status is only available to WhatsApp beta testers on Android and iOS at the moment. For this guide, we used WhatsApp version on the OnePlus 9RT running Android 12.

On the same settings page as the “Last Seen” status, you will now see a new “Who can see when I’m online” option. You just need to select “Same as last seen” here.

If you have selected “Nobody” as the “Last Seen” status, then no one will be able to see the “Online” text under your name in the chat window when using WhatsApp. This way, no one will be able to snoop on your online messaging activity and question why you are not replying to them even though you are active.

Hide Last Seen on WhatsApp on iPhone :-

1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on “Settings” in the bottom navigation bar. Then, move to the “Account” settings.

2. Next, move to “Privacy -> Last Seen & Online” under the “Account” settings.

Note: The “Last Seen & Online” setting and the option to hide them is only available in WhatsApp beta versions right now. You will only see the option to disable “Last Seen” on your device.

3. Finally, select “Nobody” under the “Who Can See My Last Seen” option to hide your activity on WhatsApp. Now, other users will not be able to see when you were last online and using the messaging app.

Hide Online Status on WhatsApp on iPhone :-

“Same as last seen” option under the “Who can see when I’m online” section in the privacy settings. Note: Since this feature is only available to beta testers at the moment, we tried it out on WhatsApp beta version on iPhone 11 running iOS 16.

WhatsApp mentions that disabling the last seen and online options for yourself would mean that you won’t be able to see the status of other users.

Hide Last Seen and Online on WhatsApp PC

Hide Last Seen Status on WhatsApp Web

1. WhatsApp Web includes an official way to disable the last seen status, and it is similar to the Android and iPhone versions. So, open the web app, click the three dot (ellipses) icon and select “Settings” from the dropdown.

2. Then, click on “Privacy” under the Settings menu.

3. After that, head to the “Last seen” privacy setting.

4. Next, as we did in the Android and iOS sections, select “Nobody” under the “Last Seen” setting to stop sharing the exact time when you last opened WhatsApp to check your messages.

Hide Online Status on WhatsApp Web

5. Now, the ability to hide your online status is yet to officially reach the web version of WhatsApp, but you can use a third-party tool for the time being. So let’s take a look at how it works.

6. First, download the WA Web Plus for WhatsApp extension from the Chrome Web Store (visit). It’s a popular Chrome extension with a stellar 4.6 rating and 21,000 reviews. Click the “Add to Chrome” button to install the extension.

7. Once the extension is installed, click the “Extension” icon to the right of the address bar and select “WA Web Plus for WhatsApp” from the dropdown menu.

8. The extension settings will now open up. Under the “Enhancements” tab, enable the “Hide online status (Invisible Mode)” option to appear offline while chatting. You can also enable the “Hide typing status” to further make your activity private on WhatsApp.

Note: It takes a couple of seconds for the extension to become active after you open WhatsApp Web on your desktop, so you will appear online for a second or two. We suggest you wait a little before you go ahead and start typing messages to your contacts.



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