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How to be invisible on WhatsApp

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Block a person on WhatsApp

If you are wondering how to be invisible on WhatsApp, obviously there is someone who bothers you and storms you with messages despite you have set your textual status to "Busy". In this case, since it is currently not possible to connect to WhatsApp resulting invisible to your contacts, what I recommend you do is block people more annoying (at least temporarily): this will prevent them from seeing you online and make sure that they cannot send you messages for the period of time you keep them on the black list.



Android

Don't know how to block a person on WhatsApp? Don't worry, it's super easy. If you use a terminal Android, start WhatsApp, go to the tab Chat (top left) or press the button Contacts (l'icona della white speech bubble on green background at the bottom right) and select the name of the person to block. Then he presses the button (⋮) located at the top right and first select the item Other and option Block give the menu check if you press.

In case of second thoughts, to retrace your steps and restore previously blocked contacts, go to the main WhatsApp screen, press the button (⋮) che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings from the menu that opens. Next, press on the voices Account> Privacy> Blocked Contacts, select the name of the user to unlock and press the button Unblock [name] which appears in the center of the screen.

For more information on how to block on WhatsApp, I refer you to reading the tutorial that I have entirely dedicated to the topic.

iPhone


Use a iPhone? The operations you need to perform are similar to the ones I showed you in the previous chapter. After starting WhatsApp, tap the button Chat located at the bottom right and select a conversation made with the person you want to block, or tap on the icon pencil at the top right and select the name of your interest.


In the screen that opened, tap on nominative placed at the top. Next, scroll all the way down the screen Contact info, tap on the item Block contact and confirm your desire to block the contact by pressing on the item Block present in the opened menu.

To revoke the block imposed on one of your contacts, press the button Settings (bottom right), presses on the voices Account> Privacy> Blocked, swipe your finger on callsign to be unlocked (swiping from right to left) and presses the red button Unlock which appears laterally on the right.

If you need further explanations on the procedure just described, I invite you to consult the in-depth analysis in which I explain in more detail how to block on WhatsApp.

PC

If you prefer to act from PC, access WhatsApp via its official client or via WhatsApp Web, press the button (⋮) or on the symbol (⌵) at the top left and select the item Settings from the opened menu.

Now, click on the item Blocked located in the sidebar on the left, click on the button Add contact to block and select il contact on which you intend to act from the menu that opens (if you want, you can find it quickly using the search bar specific). Mission accomplished! At this point, the contact in question will be blocked and will not be able to communicate with you on WhatsApp.


In case of second thoughts, you can remove the block by going back to Settings> Blockedby clicking on (X) placed in correspondence with the name previously blocked and pressing the button Unlock.

If you have any doubts about how to complete the procedure just described, I invite you to consult the guide in which I specifically explain how to block on WhatsApp.


Hide last login on WhatsApp

Another way to increase the level of privacy on WhatsApp is to disable the display of the date and time when you last connected to the service. This way you can avoid answering the big question: “Why didn't you reply to my message yesterday? I saw you were connected to WhatsApp! ". So here's how hide the last access on WhatsApp both on Android and on iPhone (at the time of writing it is not possible to proceed from a PC).

Android

To proceed on Android, after starting WhatsApp, press the button (⋮) che si trova in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Settings from the menu that opens. Then he presses on the voices Account> Privacy> Last Accessed and select the item Nobody, to hide from everyone the data concerning your last access, or the entry My contacts, if you want to prevent only those who are not among your contacts from seeing the date and time of your last access on WhatsApp.

Remember that this setting has a ratio of reciprocity. This means that if you block others from seeing your last login on WhatsApp, you won't be able to see the date and time your friends last connected to the service either.


In case of second thoughts, to make your last access on WhatsApp visible again, go back to the menu Settings> Account> Privacy> Last Accessed e seleziona l'opzione All.

For more information on how to hide the last access on WhatsApp, take a look at the guide that I have entirely dedicated to the subject.

iPhone

If you have one iPhone, you can act as follows: after starting WhatsApp, press the button Settings located at the bottom right, tap on the items Account> Privacy> Last Accessed and check the item Nobody o My contacts: in the first case, the last access will not be visible to anyone; in the second it will be visible only to your contacts.


As I have already explained to you above, if you prevent others from seeing your last login, then you will not be able to see their last connection on WhatsApp. If you want to retrace your steps, you can do so by going to Settings> Account> Privacy> Last Accessed and selecting the item again All.

For more information on how to hide the last access on WhatsApp, take a look at the guide I dedicated to the topic.

Hide read receipts on WhatsApp

Another way to reduce your visibility on WhatsApp is hide read receipts, that is the much chat blue ticks that appear next to a message when it is read. This procedure is also feasible only on Android and iPhone.

Android

To disable the blue WhatsApp ticks on Android, start WhatsApp, press the button (⋮) che si trova in alto a destra, select the voice Settings> Account> Privacy, scroll the displayed screen and move to OFF the option relating to Read confirmations.

This setting also has a ratio of reciprocity, so if you turn off the display of "your" blue ticks you will no longer even see the blue ticks on the messages you send to your friends. Furthermore, it should be noted that for the messages exchanged in the groups the blue ticks always remain active.

If you change your mind, you can restore your read receipts by returning to the menu Settings> Account> Privacy of WhatsApp and reporting on ON the option for this function.

For more information on how to disable the blue ticks on WhatsApp, I refer you to reading the guide in which I explain how to do it.

iPhone

The procedure to follow on iPhone it is analogous. Start, therefore, WhatsApp, press the button Settings located at the bottom right, tap on the items Account> Privacy and move up OFF the switch located next to the item Read confirmations.

As I told you, by deactivating the read receipts, not even you will be able to see the blue ticks on the messages you send to your contacts. While for messages sent on groups, the read receipts will always remain active.

If you have second thoughts, you can restore your read receipts by going to Settings> Account> Privacy and moving up again ON the appropriate switch.

If you want to learn more and get more information on how to disable the blue ticks on WhatsApp, please consult the in-depth analysis that I linked to you.

Read and write messages without being online

Let me now explain how to read and write messages without being online. By using some precautions, in fact, it is possible to avoid opening the app and at the same time view the messages and interact with them.

Android

So let's see how to read and write messages on WhatsApp for Android without being seen: an objective that can be achieved by exploiting the notification curtain and using the "Reply" function.

To see messages via the notification drop-down, you need to make sure notifications are turned on. To do this, go to the Settings system, by tapping on theicona dell'ingranaggio is placed on the home screen or in the app drawer, go to Notifications o Sound and notifications> Screen lock and make sure the option is selected Show all notifications (otherwise select it yourself) and press on the item OK

Then go back to the section Notifications o Audio and notifications, tap on the item AppApplications and, after tapping on the item WhatsApp, make sure the switch next to the item Block both OFF (otherwise you do it).

In this way, when a new message is sent to you on WhatsApp, you will see a notification containing a preview of the same and you can read it by recalling the notification curtain, which as you surely already know you can recall by swiping from top to bottom.

To reply to a received message, however, after receiving a message and lowering the notification curtain, tap on the item Reply, write the reply message to send to the person who contacted you and press the d 'buttonsending.

For more information on how to chat on WhatsApp without being online, I invite you to consult the in-depth analysis I have just linked.

iPhone

Also on iPhone you can interact "hidden" with WhatsApp messages, using the IOS Notification Center and "Reply" function. Let me tell you how.

First, make sure you have activated WhatsApp notifications: to do this, go to Settings> Notifications> WhatsApp and make sure that the switch placed in correspondence with the wording Show on lock screen is moved up ON (otherwise do it yourself), then select the item Show previews located on the same screen and select the wording Always (default).

To view the notifications of received messages, call up the Notification Center: if you have an iPhone with a notch, swipe down from the top left corner of the display; if you have an iPhone with a Home button, instead, swipe from top to bottom.

To reply to messages received, swipe from top to bottom on the banner that appeared at the top of the screen (or keep your finger pressed on the notification that appeared in the lock-screen), write the reply message to the person who contacted you, through the appropriate testo field, and press the button sending. Semplice, see?

If you need more information on how to chat on WhatsApp without being online, take a look at the guide that I have entirely dedicated to the subject.

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