How To Hide Online Status On WhatsApp: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re looking to hide your online status on WhatsApp, it’s actually pretty easy to do, which can help to make sure that no one knows when you’re available.

No more worrying about people knowing when you’re online and chatting away. Here’s what to do if you want to hide your online status on WhatsApp.

How to Hide Your Online Status on WhatsApp

Hiding your online status on WhatsApp can be a helpful way to protect your privacy and maintain the boundaries of your conversations.

Doing so is relatively simple, and just requires a few basic steps. The first step is to open up the settings menu within the app.

This can usually be done by tapping on its icon which looks like three vertical dots in most versions of WhatsApp.

Once you enter this menu, select “Account” from the list that appears then tap on “Privacy” underneath it.

On this page you will find several different options for further customizing how much information about yourself you would like others to have access to when using WhatsApp.

This includes setting who can see whether or not you are currently available for messages or calls at any given time under “Last Seen” and other various profile information options like profile photo visibility and status message visibility.

You should then scroll down until arriving at an option titled “Show My Online Status” with two checkboxes next it labeled yes/no.

Simply uncheck both boxes here if desired and save changes afterwards by pressing okay or similar button depending on device type being used (e.g iOS/Android).

Now whenever anyone views your profile they will only be able to view last seen timestamp instead of current online status.

Keeping your Last Seen Timestamp Private in WhatsApp

WhatsApp is a messaging service that allows users to communicate with one another through text messages, photos, videos and audio files.

It also has a feature called “Last Seen” which lets people know when you were last active on the app.

For those who are concerned about their privacy or don’t want everyone knowing when they use WhatsApp, there is an option to turn off Last Seen timestamps.

The first step in making sure your Last Seen timestamp stays private is by going into the settings menu of WhatsApp.

Here you will be able to find the “Account” option which should have several sub-options listed underneath it; one of them being “Privacy”.

Inside Privacy, you can find the toggle switch for Last Seen; simply slide it over so that it turns gray indicating that this feature has been disabled for any contacts not included in your Contacts list.

Once this setting is enabled, no one but those you specifically allow access to will be able to see your exact activity times on the app.

Additionally if someone does try and view your profile from within WhatsApp they won’t get any information regarding when was the last time you opened up the application, because your Last Seen status would remain hidden even then as well.

This ensures maximum privacy while still allowing friends and family members who are part of your contact list access to seeing when exactly did you open up WhatsApp recently.

With these few steps taken care of, now anyone outside of what’s allowed inside “Contacts” won’t be able see anymore details about when was the last time user accessed their account on Whatsapp.

This ensures that user’s personal data remains protected & secure against individuals looking out for information without permission granted by user itself.

Disabling Read Receipts for Messages and Voice Calls in WhatsApp

Read receipts are a feature of many messaging platforms, including WhatsApp, that can be both useful and intrusive.

For people who use the app to communicate with family, friends, or coworkers alike, read receipt preferences can maintain privacy for everyone involved, and avoid awkward situations when it comes to replying.

Disabling read receipts on messages and voice calls gives users more control over their online conversations.

It prevents others from seeing if you’ve seen their message or call in real-time – allowing you time to formulate your response without being obligated to reply immediately.

This is especially helpful when you need more time than usual to respond due certain circumstances such as work commitments or simply not wanting to give an answer right away.

In addition, disabling this feature also helps protect your privacy by preventing other users from knowing whether you have checked their message or not at all times.

It’s easy enough to disable read receipts:

  1. First, open up WhatsApp on your device.
  2. Then, go into Settings.
  3. Click Account.
  4. Select Privacy.
  5. Here, you’ll find Read Receipts.
  6. From there, toggle off the switch next to “Send Read Receipts” so that others won’t know when you’ve seen their messages or calls anymore.

Whether you should enable or disable read receipts depends largely on the context of your conversation, but it’s pretty simple to do.

Blocking Unwanted Contacts from Seeing Your Status Updates on WhatsApp

WhatsApp gives you the ability to control who can see your status updates. If you don’t want someone to be able to view your posts, it’s easy enough for you to block them from seeing any of your updates.

Blocking unwanted contacts on WhatsApp is an important part of protecting yourself online and managing who can access your data.

To start blocking contacts on WhatsApp, open the app and go into Settings > Account > Privacy > Status. From there, click “My Contacts Except…”, which will give you the option of selecting people or groups whom you would like excluded from viewing your status updates.

You can add individual contacts as well as entire contact lists or group chats so that no one in those circles can view what you post unless they are specifically added back in manually by yourself at a later date if desired.

What will they see when I block them?

Once blocked, these contacts will not be notified when their status update has been blocked – they simply won’t have access anymore until such time as they are unblocked again (by going through the same steps).

This makes it very easy for users to put up boundaries around their privacy without making any kind of public announcement about it either – allowing them more freedom over who gets access to their information at any given time.

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By day he's an engineer and by night (well, evening or very early morning but night sounds way cooler) Alex runs the Apps UK ship. He has a keen interest in language, fitness & especially social media - he is always on the lookout for the next hot platform.

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