How to Be Invisible on WhatsApp

We are going to give you tips about how to go invisible on WhatsApp on iPhone and Android in this page for you. However you cannot 100% go invisible on WhatsApp yet because application does not allow you to hide your online status. You will still find information on here to go invisible on the messenger as much as you can. If you have any questions, you can comment this page at the bottom of this page or you can contact us through our Questions and Answers service.

Become Invisible on WhatsApp on iPhone and Android

There are 5 steps you should do in both devices, there is no need to tell iPhone and Android settings in different paragraphs since settings are same. Let’s begin to tell these steps:

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Set Your Last Seen Setting to Nobody

Default setting for Last Seen is Everybody on the application. If you would like to be invisible on WhatsApp, this is one of settings you should turn off. People will able to see your online status if you go online (they will need to catch you for this) but they will never see your last seen time. However you won’t also see people’s last seen when you disable this feature. You will need to do following to set your last seen feature to nobody:

  • Run WhatsApp Messenger on your iPhone or Android device.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Tap on Account.
  • Tap on Privacy.
  • Tap on Last Seen.
  • Tap on Nobody.

Now you disabled Last Seen feature of the application. However you are not done yet. There are 4 more features you should disable if you want to invisible on the application as much as you can… Please don’t go back from the current Privacy settings of WhatsApp since all we things we will do with these settings.

Set Your Profile Photo Settings to Nobody or Remove it

If you do not want to use your photo for your privacy, you can set it to nobody or remove your picture from WhatsApp. You can do the following for set your profile picture to nobody:

  • Run WhatsApp Messenger.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Tap on Account.
  • Tap on Privacy.
  • Tap on Profile Photo.
  • Tap on Nobody.

For Removing a Profile Picture:

  • Run WhatsApp Messenger.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Tap on Your Profile Picture on Settings page.
  • Tap on Edit below your picture.
  • Tap on Edit in top right.
  • Tap on Delete Picture.

Set Your Status Settings to Only Share With…

If you will become invisible and if you don’t want others to see your status, you can do it through these settings. However you will still need to share your status with someone on this option. Pick a person from contact list who you can trust and add him to the list. He/she will see your status but no one else. To do this settings, you need to do following.

  • Go privacy settings again.
  • Tap on Status
  • Tap on “Only Share with”
  • Select a person you trust.

Disable Read Receipts

You know, when someone read your messages, you see two blue ticks just under of your message. When you disable read receipts, the other person will never know you have read and received messages. There will be only one grey tick on the screen. However you won’t also know that the other person has received or read your messages if you disable this feature. To disable read receipts, you should do the following steps:

  • Go privacy settings again.
  • You will see “Read Receipts” at the bottom of settings page.
  • Tap on “Read Receipts” to disable this feature.

Block Contacts Which You Don’t Want to Talk

This is the last step which you need to do for becoming invisible on WhatsApp. However you can ignore this step if you do not want to block anyone. When you block someone, he/she will never receive any kind of information from you and he will never see your online status at all. To block a contact you should do the following:

  • Go privacy settings.
  • Tap on “Blocked Contacts”.
  • Select person which you want to block.

Questions and Answers – How to Be Invisible on WhatsApp

How Do I Disallow Others to See My Profile Picture Except A Few Contacts


do not want all my contacts and any other people to see my profile picture except a few people. How can I set up this on WhatsApp iPhone? Or there is any setting like that on the app? Thanks for answers.

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Thanks for the question. There is not any particular settings on WhatsApp to show profile picture to only a few contacts. However if you have enabled your profile picture for everyone, you can limit this with your contacts. You can click here for all steps with picture. Let’s give another summarized information on here too.

Basically you should do the following steps:

Run WhatsApp > Tap on Settings > Tap Account > Tap Privacy > Tap Profile Photo > Tap My Contacts (or Tap Nobody)

That’s all!

Can we be Invisible in WhatsApp?

You can’t be invisible on WhatsApp with 100 percent effectiveness. Unfortunately, there is not any settings for online status on the app. Thus you will not able to stop appearing online for the people who are in your contact list. If you are having trouble with online status, you can see our guide: WhatsApp Shows I am Online When I am not

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Hello... I am Laurana. I am 31 years old and I am from Sweden. Actually I am Northern Irish. I have dad who is Philipp and mom is Kyra. I know Swedish, English and Italian languages. I am working for How to Chat Online for almost 1 year and I am providing pictures for the site. I love to chat and I love Omegle. I believe I will love to share my experiences with you too. I am actually a blogger since 2009. I started to share my experiences with you about chat in this site recently.

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