At some point in our lives, we really want some peace from the continuous pings from social media apps like WhatsApp. We understand how annoying it can be with the continuous pings disturbing you while you don’t want to use the app for some time or while you are taking your nap or busy watching your favorite Netflix show or playing your favorite mobile game. Now you think why not turn off the mobile data and be done with WhatsApp?
But then turning the data off will also stop some services that you want to access. Such as work emails or some important chat with your special one on Messenger or Viber. There has to be some way to seek momentarily peace on WhatsApp. Some way to have some privacy. So to solve your problem, I am presenting you with some tips and tricks that you can use to easily become invisible on WhatsApp i.e. hide your Display picture, hide your Status, hide Last Seen status, etc.
Also Read: WhatsApp sign up, log in, and account deletion.
1. Hide your Display Picture
We want to hide our display picture from some people especially strangers because they may be using our picture in different ways without our permission and information. We may not be knowing who else is watching our DP and saving it on their devices. This one is more to avoid stalkers, girls (and boys). To hide your DP from strangers, turn off the feature. Go to Settings > Privacy > Profile Photo > Nobody. That is all.
As shown in the pic, change the privacy of your display picture from everyone to nobody, and you are done. Now your DP will not be shown to anyone or you can select the second option i.e. My Contacts to show your DP to people only in your phone’s contact list.
If you want to hide your DP from a single specific person then delete this person’s contact from your contacts(in the address book), but don’t delete this from within WhatsApp. Once you have deleted the contact, your chat with them will not have a name, only a number, but your chat will still remain unchanged or you can even block the contact.
2. Hide your Last Seen Status
By hiding your “last seen” feature, you will definitely get some peace of mind. Once the feature is disabled, it takes away the pressure to respond to messages immediately. To turn it off, go to the settings option in your WhatsApp, and select the account.
Under the Privacy tab, change your Last seen to “nobody”. Now nobody knows when were you last seen on Whats App. Of course, you also won’t be able to see the same information for others.
3. Hide your Status
Follow the process- Status Privacy > My contacts or my Contacts Except or Only Share with.
Now, it’s up to you, you can share your status with all your contacts, or only with a special person or all your contacts except some persons. This way, you can be invisible to the persons you want to take a break with and still show your status to those whom you want to stay in touch with.
4. Hide the Blue Ticks
The Blue Ticks can be very annoying. The blue ticks basically mean you have seen the messages which automatically means that you are there online! And then if you are online, you are also supposed to respond to the message right away. Or else your childhood friend would be so so offended. No? So, take the drama out of life and disable the Blue Ticks. Go to Settings>Account > Privacy > Uncheck Read Receipts box.
By following the above steps, you can go incognito/ hibernate from Whats App by hiding your DP, your Status, and hiding your last seen status and most importantly the blue ticks. hiding the blue ticks means you are not seeing any messages and hence you are in incognito mode.
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