Tuesday, August 9, 2022

UNDER THE RADAR WhatsApp is building a new “stealth mode” that will completely change the way you use the app

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WHATSAPP will soon allow you to hide your online status for the first time, allowing users to browse the app without notifying their friends.

According to a trusted leaker, you can use the app in what it calls “stealth mode” without revealing that you’re online.

At the moment it is impossible to hide the fact that you are online.

All you can do is hide your Last Seen status.

But the detectives at WABetaInfo have spotted a new feature “in development” that will allow you to hide when you’re online.

They first reported on the upcoming tool earlier this month and shed further light on it in a blog post on Wednesday.

Evidence of the change was found in WhatsApp’s “beta” test version, which was used to test new features.

The new feature will be available under Settings > Privacy > Last Seen and Online.

WhatsApp has been criticized in the past for not allowing users to hide their online status on the app.

“There can be various reasons why people would want to use WhatsApp in stealth mode,” WABetaInfo said.

“Some users want to use WhatsApp without being disturbed by others.

“Or they feel stalked by someone.”

Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed release date for this new feature.

It’s not even in a proper beta test yet, so it could be weeks or even months before it’s released to the general public.

If you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide to join the beta below.

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Participation in the WhatsApp Beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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