WhatsApp’s new “stealth mode” allows you to use chat app SECRET

WHATSAPP is working on a new feature that will allow you to hide your online status.

The so-called “stealth mode” allows you to use the app without being seen.

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WhatsApp is making a big change to the appPhoto 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.

But the sniffer dogs on WABetaInfo have spotted a new feature “in development” that will allow you to hide when you are online.

Evidence of the change was found in WhatsApp’s “beta” test version, which was used to test new features.

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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.

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.

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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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