How to go invisible and appear offline in Whatsapp


Whatsapp has estimated 200 to 300 million users globally and handles 18 billion messages per day. This has made a significant loss in cellular messaging system. Whatsapp remains the king of messaging system with texts, photos and videos all for free. I wonder would there be any one in this world who doesn’t know about Whatsapp. If you want to appear offline to all your friends and you want to become invisible on Whatsapp, here is the simple trick.

Usually how do you find if your friends are offline on Whatsapp? When you open the Whatsapp window to ping your friend, it says – last seen on time along with dd/mm/yy. If you send messages to that friend, you will see single tick beside your message, which means is not delivered and also it tells you your friend is not online in Whatsapp. The single tick only represent that it has been received by server (1 tick), then received by contact (2 tick). 2 ticks only imply that it is on their device, not that it’s been seen/read.

Recently I wrote a tutorial on How to recover deleted Whatsapp messages and images.

How to go Invisible in Whatsapp and appear offline to Whatsapp friends?

WhatShadow is an android app (previously known as Whatsapp Shadow beta) allows you to stay invisible on Whatsapp. You can stay invisible and read all your Whatsapp messages without anybody knowing it.


You can enter Whatsapp, read messages and answer them and stay invisible. You can easily switch between visible and invisible mode in one click. The button to switch between modes is integrated inside Whatsapp messenger. I just tried it and it works flawlessly. It uses the airplane mode trick.

How does it work? It disconnects every friend or contact that you want. That way they will be appeared with last seen on… Instead of typical status message that reads “online”. Technically, it disables the Wi-Fi and 3G while you’re in Whatsapp.

Once you’ve installed the WhatShadow app, open Whatsapp and you could find the whatshadow app is integrated with a red icon. You can switch between red and green icons. When the icon is red, it means you are in hidden state. When you put it in green, you become visible.

So while you’re invisible, the messages are not sent or received. When you go outside from Whatsapp, your Wi-Fi and data connections are turned back on again and messages are sent and received.

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