Ways To Hide Your Online Status On WhatsApp Mobile or Web

WhatsApp is a common end-to-end encrypted messaging app which can be used on different devices, including smartphones such as Android, iPhone and Windows, and Mac or Windows PCs.  Created in 2009 and later purchased in 2014 by Facebook, it uses the internet connection of your phone to send messages so that text fees can be avoided.

WhatsApp is used for calls and sending texts, images, videos, files and voice messages to individuals or groups.

Chances are you’ve seen the login status next to the name of some of your contacts on the Whatsapp. You can easily hide your online status to not be visible to everyone.  

Where does online status of user shown (located) in WhatsApp?

  • Open whatsapp
  • Tap Chats
  • Select a conversation you had with the person whose online status you want to check. You’ll have to start a new chat with the contact whose status you’d like to see if you don’t already have one open. In the upper right corner, press the chat bubble icon.
  • You’ll see “online” below their contact name if they’re online. If not, it will say “last seen at  ” “Online” indicates that your contact is currently using the app.
    “Last seen a ” indicates that your contact last used the app at the time specified.
    You might see an action instead, such as “typing” or “recording audio,” if your contact is in the process of contacting you.

Why do people want to hide their online status on Whatsapp?

There are a lot of reasons why people want their status to be hidden on Whatsapp some of which are following:

  • They don’t want notifications while resting.
  • They don’t want to to get  disturbed while working or while doing important ask.
  • They don’t want there partners to know they are online.
  • Some people take offense when they see someone was online or last seen after sending a message and assume that the person is ignoring them, so you want to reply when you feel convenient.

How to Hide Your Online Status On WhatsApp Mobile (iOS/Android)

Hide last seen status

  • Navigate to WhatsApp App and open it
  • Navigate to Setting in Bottom right corner -> Account ->Privacy
  • Tap “Last Seen”
    Ways To Hide Your Online Status On Mobile or WhatsApp Web
  • Select any of the three options:
    1. Eyeryone(If you want everybody to see your status)
    2. My Contacts (If you just want your contacts to see your status)
    3. Nobody if you dont want anyone to see your status
  • So choose 2, 3 option and you have hidden your “Last Seen” status based on your choice

Hide the online status

  • Navigate to WhatsApp App and open it
  • Navigate to Setting in Bottom right corner -> Account ->Privacy
  • Tap “Status”

    Ways To Hide Your Online Status On Mobile or WhatsApp Web

  • Select any of the three options:
    1. My Contacts(If you want share your status with you contacts)
    2. My Contacts Except (If you just want with your contacts except few)
    3. Only Share With… (If you want to share with a selected contacts)
  • So choose 3rd option and you have hidden your “Status” hidden.

How to Hide Your Online Status On WhatsApp Web

There is no option of hiding status in WhatsAppWeb however there is work around to it.
So to hide your Whatsapp online Status on WhatsApp Web:

How to Hide your Whatsapp online Status on WhatsApp Web
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  • Go to chrome store and install WAincognito extension and then click add to chrome. Once the extension has been enabled, you can use WhatsApp Web without being linked to it.
How to Hide your Whatsapp online Status on WhatsApp Web
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What are impacts after you hide your Status?

After you hide your status in WhatsApp and marked it to nobody

  • Even if the internet is turned on, no one will be able to tell when you opened WhatsApp to check something, chat, or read messages.
  • Even if you have participated in a video call, nobody can know.
  • Even if you attended a Voice call, no one will be able to know.
  • Even if you watch somebody, no one will be able to know

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