The big WhatsApp change adds a “stealth mode” that lets you hide from everyone

WHATSAPP is working on a sneaky “stealth mode” that will allow you to use the app without being seen.

This feature allows you to hide your online status from friends.

A new WhatsApp feature prevents others from seeing your online status

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A new WhatsApp feature prevents others from seeing your online statusPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Currently this is not possible – as friends can always see your online status.

That means there’s no way to hide when you’re using it Whatsapp.

But the sniffer dogs on WABetaInfo have discovered a “stealth mode” that allows you to finally hide it.

The feature is currently under development and could be available in a few weeks.

Currently, you can only hide your Last Seen status on WhatsApp to hide your activities.

That means people can’t see when you were last on the app.

And you can turn off read receipts too, so friends don’t know when you’ve read their messages.

But WhatsApp has been criticized in the past for not allowing users to hide their online status on the app.

“There can be various reasons why people would want to use WhatsApp in stealth mode,” WABetaInfo said.

“Some users want to use WhatsApp without being disturbed by others.

“Or they feel stalked by someone.”

The new feature will be available under Settings > Privacy > Last Seen and Online.

Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed release date for this new feature.

It’s not even in a proper beta test yet, so it could take weeks or even months before it’s released to the general public.

If you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide to join the beta below.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone you have to go Google Play on yours Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Join the WhatsApp beta iOS to the iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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