How can I be online on WhatsApp without anyone knowing?

Answered by John Hunt

To avoid having anyone know that you are online on WhatsApp, you can adjust your privacy settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Open WhatsApp on your device and go to the “Settings” menu. This can usually be accessed by tapping on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

2. In the Settings menu, select “Account” to access your account settings.

3. Within the Account page, you’ll find an option called “Privacy.” Tap on it to proceed.

4. Once you’re in the Privacy settings, you’ll see various options to customize your privacy preferences. Look for the option labeled “Last Seen” and tap on it.

5. By default, the “Last Seen” option is set to “Everyone,” which means that anyone who has your contact details can see when you were last online. To change this, tap on “Last Seen.”

6. You have two choices to hide your online status. The first option is to select “My Contacts.” This means that only people who are in your contacts list will be able to see your online status. They will see when you were last online, but strangers or people who don’t have your number won’t be able to see it.

7. The second option is to select “Nobody.” This will completely hide your online status from everyone, including your contacts. Nobody will be able to see when you were last online, and you will also not be able to see others’ last seen status.

8. After making your selection, exit the Privacy settings. Your changes will be saved automatically, and your online status will be hidden according to your chosen preference.

It’s important to note that when you hide your online status, you will also not be able to see others’ online status. However, you will still be able to send and receive messages, and your contacts will receive the messages you send them.

Remember that privacy settings are personal, and you can adjust them according to your preferences. By following these steps, you can be online on WhatsApp without anyone knowing when you were last active.