Watch out for sneaky WhatsApp tricks – you can easily fool your friends with them

WHATSAPP adds a “stealth mode” that allows you to use the app without being seen.

Your friends might be using it to avoid you – so if everyone suddenly appears offline on WhatsApp, that might be the reason.

The new feature is really useful - and it could help you avoid annoying friends


The new feature is really useful – and it could help you avoid annoying friendsPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

At the moment it is impossible to hide the fact that you are online.

All you can do is hide your Last Seen status.

earlier this month, Meta and WhatsApp boss Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that it would soon be possible to hide his online status.

And now the sniffer dogs WABetaInfo have revealed that it is now in development for the desktop app as well as iPhone and Android.

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WhatsApp’s “stealth mode” lets you choose who can see that you’re online.

“Seeing when friends or family are online helps us feel connected,” says WhatsApp.

“But we’ve all had times when we wanted to check our WhatsApp privately.

“For those times when you want to keep your online presence private, we’re introducing the ability to choose who can and can’t see when you’re online.”

This feature will also be rolled out starting this month.

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

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.”

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

But keep checking your WhatsApp for updates in the coming weeks as it might give you the new feature.

Luckily, there’s another option for those who really want to try it before everyone else.

If you’d like to try it out before it’s widely rolled out, follow our guide below to join the WhatsApp beta.

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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