Go invisible on WhatsApp and hide possible online status on Android and web version with the help of third party applications. For those who don't want to download an app, there are a number of native features that help make messenger use as unobtrusive as possible.
In addition to reading messages without appearing online, AppGeek teaches you how to remove read receipt and last seen. See the tip too to see the status of undiscovered friends.
How to be invisible in WhatsApp on mobile
The Unseen app lets you read text messages, listen to audio and view photos and videos without your contacts knowing or noticing you are online. However, the app will not let your friends respond without being seen.
1. Download and install the Unseen app on your Android device;
2. Open Unseen, tap Next and again in Next;
3 On the screen Choose your favorite chat apps, check the box corresponding to Whatsapp (and, if you wish, from other messengers you also want to be invisible). Confirm on Next;
4 The program will request authorization to access smartphone notifications. Comes Give permission;
5 You will be directed to the system settings of Notification access. Then enable the relative key option Unseen. In the box that opens, tap To allow;
6 Then open the Unseen app again. Once you receive messages, they will be displayed in the app itself. As with WhatsApp, alerts also appear in the Android notification bar. Tap on them to see the content.
How to be invisible in WhatsApp Web
In the walkthrough below, you can not only see unnoticed messages, such as sending content. Your contacts can't see the status online They are not even informed when you are typing.
Simply install the extensive WAIncongnito on Google Chrome.
1. Go to the WAIncognito page in the Chrome Web Store and click Use in Chrome to install the extension;
2. In the box that opens, choose Add Extensive. After a few seconds, the program icon will appear next to the browser address bar;
3 Then sign in to WhatsApp Web and sign in if you are not already logged in. Note that the WAIncognito icon appears between the options at the top of the screen. This means your contacts can no longer see you online;
4 possible to send messages without displaying online nor typing in the status bar. The message confirmation read, if enabled, is not displayed to the other person either.
Remember that the feature works only for the web version of WhatsApp. Therefore, if you enter the messenger version for Android or iOS or the desktop program, you will still be seen normally by contacts.
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Tips for more privacy on WhatsApp
Want to have a more discreet messenger routine, but no need to install an app to be invisible for it? So WhatsApp's native privacy options may be more than enough for what you want. Check out:
Remove Read Confirmation on WhatsApp and View in Status
Don't want your contacts to know when your messages were read? quite simple to remove the checks or blue ticks. For this, in the tab Conversations, tap on the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
In the menu that opens, choose Settings (or adjustmentson iOS) and then by Account. In the following screen, go to Privacy and uncheck the relative key opo Read Confirmation.
Turning off the feature will also let you know when someone views a content you submit. In groups, however, read confirmations remain.
When you cancel the feature, you may still see WhatsApp Status posts unnoticed. As well as not seeing who else views your posts.
Remove viewed by last
When enabled, the function Last seen displays to your contacts when you were last online in the app. Many people, however, feel monitored and do not like to share this type of information.
Disabling it, however, is quite simple. Just follow the path: three dots icon on the conversations screen Settings (or Settings, on iOS) Account Privacy Last seen No one.
While performing the procedure, you will also be unable to view the last time other users accessed the messenger.
Do you suspect that someone broke off with you in the messenger? So check out 5 steps to find out if it was locked in WhatsApp. If you think the media you receive on the app is weighing on your phone, check out how not to save WhatsApp photos and videos to your phone!
Journalist graduated from UFRJ, writes about technology for seven years. Carioca currently lives in Portugal, the country he adopted. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, reading, watching movies, and doing series marathons. Instagram is her favorite social network, but WhatsApp saves her from missing those who stayed in Brazil.