It’s actually a no-brainer – some people want to reply to a message on WhatsApp without appearing to be online. In this article we will show you how you can escape prying eyes and hectic crowds when replying to messages in Instant Messenger without your online status being visible to everyone. Of course, security is still of the utmost importance when end-to-end encryption is maintained.
If you’ve stopped replying to messages on WhatsApp to prevent other contacts from seeing that you were online at some point, then you surely know what this article is about. That’s right, you value your privacy.
Note: Unlike other specialist sites, we will not refer to other third-party applications as this would lead to the loss of end-to-end encryption and possibly even force you to share your contacts with other services. We believe that to maintain privacy, you don’t have to give up your security.
Below you can try two really effective methods of sending messages in what is called the “offline” mode of WhatsApp.
1. Use the Reply feature from mobile or portable notifications
The easiest way to appear offline on WhatsApp when sending a message is to reply from your Android or iOS notification alarm, and this method works even on KaiOS. This requires that message notifications are enabled via the settings of the operating system:
- Access it on your smartphone the settings (Android or settings).
- Navigate to Applications and choose Whatsapp.
- Choose Notifications and activate all notifications.
Every time you receive a message notification, click the drop-down menu to reply to the message using the “Reply” button without having to start WhatsApp yourself. There you can enter and send your answer without appearing online or yours Last seen Status.
If you use a wearable that syncs with your WhatsApp account, be it a smartwatch or a fitness bracelet, you can do the same when you send a reply through your wearable device without appearing online in Messenger.
2. Turn off your data plan or Wi-Fi connection before sending the message
Again, we don’t care about your reasons why you don’t want to be online on WhatsApp when sending a message. However, this isn’t very convenient, but it works. All you have to do is turn off your cellular data and Wi-Fi connection before composing and sending your messages.
Once your internet connection is restored, WhatsApp will automatically send the message without your status changing from offline to online.
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Turn off your mobile data and Wi-Fi connections on your Android or iOS device.
- Launch WhatsApp and the chat thread you want to reply to.
- Compose the message.
- Close WhatsApp.
- Reactivate your WiFi or data connection.
- WhatsApp sends the message automatically.
Has this tutorial helped you in any way? We really hope so. It’s really complicated that WhatsApp doesn’t offer a way to stay private on the service.