How to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp Web on PC

WhatsApp is the fastest, simple, and most secure messaging app, which is currently used by millions of people. You can access WhatsApp directly from the browser if you are a PC user using WhatsApp web.

Though WhatsApp web provides the same features as its mobile app, you may find some missing features. One feature you will find missing on WhatsApp is the ability to hide your online status. 

It is optional to hide online status on WhatsApp, but if you do not want anyone on your contact list to see whether you are active or not, you can hide it. But WhatsApp Web does not natively supports hiding online status, so how to do that? In this article, we will discuss how you can hide online status on WhatsApp Web on the PC. 

Ways to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp Web on PC

As WhatsApp Web does not support hiding online status, you will have to use extensions to hide your online status. To use these extensions, you must use a Chromium-based browser (like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome). Given below are the steps to do so-

1. Hide Online For WhatsApp Web

It is a chrome extension specially used to hide your online status on Whatsapp web. This extension can only be used for hiding your online status and nothing more than that. To hide your online status on WhatsApp web using this extension, follow the steps given below-

  1. Click on this link, and you will be headed to the ‘Hide Online for WhatsApp Web’ extension page on Chrome Web Store.
  2. Here, click on the Add to Chrome button appearing in blue color, and then click on the Add Extension button to confirm adding the extension to your browser.Add to Chromeclick on the Add extension
  3. Once done, open your WhatsApp Web on your PC.
  4. Then, click on the extension icon and the icon for Hide Online For WhatsApp Web from the toolbar.Click on the extension’s icon
  5. Once done, select the Hide my online status option and click on the Apply button to save the changes.Hide my online status
  6. Now, reload/refresh your current page to apply all the changes. 
  7. Lastly, check if your online status is hidden or still visible. 

2. Using WAIncognito Extension 

Another extension that you can use for hiding your online status on WhatsApp web is WAIncognito Extension. This extension can hide your online status and turn off read receipts. To use it, follow the steps given below-

  1. To visit the WAIncognito extension page click on this link.
  2. Click on the Add to Chrome button.WAIncognito extension
  3. Now, on the confirmation prompt, click the Add extension button to confirm adding the extension to your browser.click on the Add Extension
  4. Now, open WhatsApp Web on your browser. You will see the incognito icon at the top of your chats once the extension has been installed.
  5. Click on the incognito icon, and select the Don’t send “Last seen” and “Online” updates options.Don't send "Last seen" and "Online" updates
  6. Refresh/reload the page and the changes will be made. Your online status will now be hidden. 

Conclusion 

Now, WhatsApp Web does not officially have the option to hide your online status, so you must use third-party extensions. You can use the extensions mentioned in the article above to hide your online status on WhatsApp web. 

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