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How to Show Offline on WhatsApp [Hide Online]

Hide your online status and stay offline easily on Whatsapp.

WhatsApp is the #1 social networking service by several millions of people from across the globe. It lets one or more WhatsApp users connect with each other with an internet connection. They can chat over instant messages, video and voice calls, share files as attachments, etc. With WhatsApp, you can share emojis, stickers, and GIFs to be more expressive while on chat. The messages and calls are end-to-end encrypted and thus no one except you can access them. WhatsApp is quite concerned about user security and has been inbuilt with various security-related features. For instance, it lets the users unhide the profile photo. In the same way, anyone can show they stay offline but still use WhatsApp. Sounds interesting? Get into the article to know how to show offline on WhatsApp from here.

How to Show Offline on WhatsApp?

Follow the procedure given below if you don’t want to show your identity on WhatsApp.

(1) On your smartphone (Android/iOS), launch WhatsApp.

(2) Click on Menu icon (three vertical dots) from the home screen on Android. In the case of iOS, select Settings from the bottom right corner.

(3) Select Settings (gear icon) from the drop down. (Android only)

Click Settings - How to Show Offline on WhatsApp
Click Settings

(4) Further, choose Accounts option.

Select Account
Select Account

(5) Press Privacy on the next screen.

Tap on Privacy - How to Show Offline on WhatsApp
Tap on Privacy

(6) Choose necessary options like Status, Last Seen, Profile Photo, and hide it.

Set Offline on WhatsApp
Set Offline on WhatsApp

(6. a) Tap on Last Seen and choose Nobody option.

Hide Last Seen - How to Show Offline on WhatsApp
Hide Last Seen

(6.b) Select Profile Photo and click on Nobody.

Turn Nobody for Profile Photo
Turn Nobody for Profile Photo

(6.c) Click on About and select Nobody.

Keep About visible to Nobody - How to Show Offline on WhatsApp
Keep About visible to Nobody

(6.d) Similarly choose Status and click Nobody.

(6.e) Finally, tap on the slider to turn off read recipient.

Turn Off Read Recipient
Turn Off Read Recipient

Techowns Tip: Always update your Whatsapp to the latest version.

Try this Alternative Ways!

  • You can hide your Online status on WhatsApp by force stopping it. i.e., Settings > Apps > Downloaded Apps > WhatsApp > Force Stop WhatsApp.
  • Turn on Airplane mode on your device to temporarily hide your online identity on WhatsApp. This will let you read the messages and story but the recipient will know you have read when you turn on the internet.

That’s all about hiding your online identity or showing your are offline on WhatsApp.

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