If you don’t know how to hide online status on WhatsApp Web, we are going to help you out. There is no doubt that WhatsApp is the most important messaging application but if we compare it with alternatives such as Telegram or Apple’s own iMessage we realize that WhatsApp has many disadvantages, especially in terms of privacy and security.
One of the most critical aspects of WhatsApp is the “Online” status of the app that lets your contacts know when you are online, something that cannot be disabled even in the Privacy settings of the application itself.
Luckily there are ways to trick WhatsApp to not appear online, this way our contacts will not know that we are online at that moment.
How to hide online status on WhatsApp Web?
The task is really simple but you should know that you can not do it from the official WhatsApp application on Android or iOS but for now you have to use WhatsApp Web.
If you want to be completely invisible when using WhatsApp Web, you will only have to install one of the following third-party extensions that we share below.
The extensions are called WA Incognito and Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web that allow us to hide the online status.
Of course, they are only compatible with Google Chrome so if you use another browser such as Safari on macOS, you will not 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 browser bar and activate the option to hide the “online” status. You can even set a specific schedule.