How not to appear online on WhatsApp Web (Tricks 2021)

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There is no doubt that WhatsApp is the most important messaging application and one of the most popular that we can download to our mobile device.

Despite being the most used messaging application in the world, WhatsApp is not still at the level of alternatives such as Telegram or Apple's iMessage, especially in terms of privacy and security.

One of the most critical aspects of WhatsApp is the "Online" status of the app it does let our contacts know when we are online, which cannot be deactivated even in the Privacy settings of the application itself. Nor on WhatsApp Web.



Luckily there are ways to trick WhatsApp Web not to appear online, in this way our contacts will not know that we are online at that moment and we can chat quietly without anyone checking us.

Avoid appearing online on WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging apps.

Getting to not appear online when chatting on WhatsApp is really simple but you must know that it is not possible to do it from the official WhatsApp application on Android or iOS, but for now you have to use WhatsApp Web. Therefore, unless WhatsApp is updated in the near future, we will have to keep waiting to be able to change the line status.

But let's get to the question that concerns us. If you want to be completely invisible when using WhatsApp web, you just need to install one of the following third party extensions that we share below.

The extensions are WA Incognito and Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web which allow, among other functions, hide online status.


Obviously are compatible alone con Google Chrome and other Chrome-derived browsers, so if you use another browser like Safari on Mac OS, you won't be able to install these extensions.



The operation of both tools is really simple. Once installed, you just have to access them by clicking on their icon in the main bar of the browser e activate the option to hide the "online" status. You can also set a certain time at which you will not appear online on WhatsApp Web.


Unfortunately, WhatsApp developers are very slow in adding new features to the application. Despite all this, we hope you have a much needed and interesting feature like that of being able to hide your online status it won't take long to reach the official application.


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