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Do you want to appear offline on WhatsApp? If your friends spy on your online activity, you can play a trick with them.

My story is little different from this as whenever someone has messaged me and I did not reply back, they ask for the reason to not checking the message. This no doubt sends a wrong impression to that person if I am online and cannot reply messages.

But, WhatsApp has such a feature that will help you to hide your online status from anyone you want and use your WhatsApp privately. The default settings can help you hide your last seen status from showing to such people who are not in your contact list.

To hide the online status just go to WhatsApp privacy setting and from the list of the options, you have to choose the last seen. Then select the condition you want to set for your last seen status.

But, this restricts you to see the other person's last seen as well.

And the best part.

The person will know you have made your last seen hidden from him. However, this will make your LIVE status invisible while chatting.

If you have tried many methods previously and those did not work then you can follow this guide till the end and definitely you will find the solution for this.

You will learn in this article,

1. Hiding online status through WhatsApp web
2. Turn off online status on iPhone
3. How to Hide online status using Third-party Apps
4. How do I hide 'typing' stamp for WhatsApp
5. Using GBWhatsApp

You can either create fake last seen status or make other choices to be invisible while you're ACTUALLY online on WhatsApp.

Besides, you have other options for not showing online on WhatsApp by using few android apps which will make some changes in WhatsApp to present you offline and this works great.

In this article, we have discussed all of the tricks to be invisible or show offline while chatting along with all other primary techniques (work on iPhone) that are usable.

Hide WhatsApp Online Status while Chatting

It is possible that you need to trap someone by reading and replying to their messages without demonstrating a blue tick on their sent messages.

However, there are few apps and tricks which might be helpful to appear yourself offline on WhatsApp while chatting.

There are some ways by which you can show yourself disconnected in WhatsApp regardless of whether you are on the web.

1. Changing settings to Disable Online Status (WhatsApp WEB)

If you can relate to me and are looking for ways on how to change your online status, and yet do not miss any important text then you are at the right place. You may be already aware of some of these hacks yet adding some more can help you better.

➊ Airplane Mode

Putting on the Airplane mode is simply the most ideal approach to escape from the web, it's more like banging the doors on the faces of any such disturbance.

You may not get the notification simultaneously while showing offline, will get them all once you put this mode off. The pending received messages on your WhatsApp can be read after you go offline by the flight mode.

Step 1: Go to settings.

Step 2: Open the Wireless and network option.

Step 3: Turn on the Airplane mode on

Note: You can miss any important message while keeping your smartphone in Airplane mode, as it turns off the whole network of your phone. No calls, no text.

 Blocking the WhatsApp Contact

If you are in a very bad mood and do not want any particular contact in your phone to outreach you, then you can always block this particular contact. It will certainly stop them from sending you any text. But, this is the method you should not practice regularly as it is meant for the most extremist situation.

 Disabling Last seen

Well, this is one of the most common ways to hide from your WhatsApp contact while still getting all the text and notification.

So, hello Sherlock you have a great way to keep an eye on what people send you. This does only create an illusion of yourself by not showing people when was the last time you were active. It does not stop any notification but can reduce them to some extent.

Step 1: Go to settings.
Step 2: Tap on Account.
Step 3: Tap on Privacy.
Step 3: Tap on Last Seen.
Step 4: Set it to nobody.

 Unchecking Read Ticks

We have recently been introduced to the ticks and color variation in the ticks when you send a text to someone. One tick for the sent message, double for delivered and the ticks turn blue when they are read. But you can still hide, by turning off the read recipient in the privacy setting of your WhatsApp.

Step 1: Go to settings
Step 2: Tap on Account
Step 3: Tap on privacy
Step 4: Turn off the “Read receipts” option.

 Hiding status and DP

Previously we could only enjoy the hiding status feature by we can not remove the Display Picture as well. We often check the status and DP of a WhatsApp contact which gives us an idea of their activity.

Wherefore, if you remove the display picture you can easily create an illusion that you are away and do not what to receive any text or notification.

Step 1: Go to settings.
Step 2: Tap on Account.
Step 3: Tap on Privacy.
Step 4: Select the Profile picture option and tap on Nobody.

2. Appear Offline on WhatsApp on iPhone while Chatting

Well, there is no such special way to make yourself offline on iPhone apart from the above-mentioned common ways. However, one can easily appear offline with a quick tweak in the WhatsApp setting here’s how:

Go to WhatsApp Settings > Chat Settings/ Privacy > Advanced.

Turn off the Last Seen Timestamp option, and select Nobody.

This is more like turning off the Last seen and still, you are able to chat and exchange words. However, this also helps you achieve an escape and at the same time working on the application.

Note: You can also reverse the same by turning on the last seen Timestamps option.

3. Using the 'Hide for WhatsApp' app 

Although WhatsApp provides you with an option where nobody gets to see your Last Seen but still when you are online, the status is reflected under your name. ‘Hide for WhatsApp’ is an application that allows to use WhatsApp, read or reply, without showing that you are online.

This app actually uses Google Now to send messages so you get to read and reply to messages without being online.

The app requires the following permissions –
  • Read Notification
  • Read Contacts
Steps of using the application -

Step 1: Install the application.

Step 2: Accept the ‘Read Notification’ and ‘Read Contacts’ permissions.

Step 3: read and reply to all your WhatsApp messages through this app.

Using the app will be the same as WhatsApp.

How to Hide 'Typing' stamp on WhatsApp 

You can hide your Last seen, active status but what would you do if people can still see your typing? Possibly you may not be aware of this tweak but you can also hide typing on WhatsApp on iPhone.

There are basically two ways, the first one to achieve this:

  • Turn off your internet connection.
  • Send your message.
  • Instead of ticks, you will find a clock icon.
  • Now, turn on your Internet connection.

As soon as you turn it on, your message will be sent and no one can see you “typing”.

The second one is Using GBWhatsApp:

Try installing it. Once you install this app go to the Settings option> Privacy > Tap on Writing Status and there you go, you can hide Typing stamp for WhatsApp on your iPhone.

The Bottom Lines:

If you looking for a way to hide from someone totally then the primary steps are the most useful. However, if you want to show your activity as you wish then the apps might be helpful in those cases.