WhatsApp has upped the privacy game for its users with its new feature. The meta-owned instant messaging app recently said that users will be able to hide their online status even when they are actually active on the platform.
WhatsApp has said that the official feature of the same will take some time to come.
So, if you want to hide your online status while being online on the platform, the good news for you will come very soon.
Although we will let you know about the same soon, here is the hack to hide your online status from your contacts.
The tips below work for both Android and iOS users.
Steps to hide WhatsApp online status from your contacts:
Open the WhatsApp application on your mobile.
Do you see it three vertical dots in the upper right corner? Click on the dots.
Clicking on the dots will take you to a few options. Click on the “Settings” menu.
Now press the “Account” option. Once you have done this, click on the “Privacy” option.
Can you see the “Last Seen” possibility now? Click on it. Once you do this, the app will give you two options, namely, “My contacts” and “Nobody”.
If you want your online status to be visible only to your contacts, click the “My contacts” options.
However, if you don’t want anyone to see your online status, click the “Nobody” option.
Note that if you click the “Nobody” option prohibiting your contacts from seeing your online status, you are also not able to check their online status.
Yes, it works both ways.
Although this hack solves the problem, for now WhatsApp will release the official feature to hide online status soon in the near future.
The feature aims to help those who wish to keep their online presence private.
Earlier, WhatsApp confirmed that the option will be available in August, but that didn’t happen.
Thus, it is expected that the instant messaging app will roll out the feature soon in the coming weeks.
What to do when the feature is released?
To activate the feature on your device, you will simply need to open WhatsApp on your device. Then you will have to click on “Settings”, after which you must click on the “Account” option. Then go to “Privacy”.
After that, you can find the “Last Seen and Online” appear somewhere at the top of the screen. The feature will help you hide your online status.