Best Whatsapp Tricks to get rid of annoying people

Another beep? Urgh! I hope you feel me when I say that WhatsApp notifications are very annoying. As much as I love keeping myself up to date, I seriously get annoyed with continuous buzzing of my phone, each time a new message enters.

If you can relate to me and are looking for ways on how to change your online status, and yet do not miss any important text then you are at the right place.

  1. Changing settings to hide online status

i) Airplane Mode Putting on the Airplane mode is the best way to escape yourself from the internet, its more like banging the doors on the faces of any such disturbance. You may not get the notification simultaneously while showing offline will get them all once you put this mode off.

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Open the Wireless and network option.

Step 3: Turn on the Airplane mode on Note* you can miss any important message while keeping your smartphone is Airplane mode, as it turns off the whole network of your phone. No calls no text.

ii) Blocking a Contact : If you are in a very bad mood and do not want to any particular contact in your phone to outreach you, then you can always block this particular contact. It will certainly stop them from sending you any text. But this is the method you should not practice regularly as it is meant for the most extremist situation.

Step 1: Go to your contact list.

Step 2: Tap and hold on the contact you want to block.

Step 3: Tap on the “Add to blacklist” in some phone you will find “Block”.

To block on WhatsApp:  

Step 1: Open chat on the person you want to block.

Step 2: Tap on the three dots to explore the options.

Step 3: Tap on more

Step 4: Here you get the block option.

iii) Disabling Last seen:  Well, this is one of the most common way to hide yourself from your WhatsApp contact while still getting all the text and notification. So, hello sherlock you have a great way to keep an eye on what people send you. This does only create an illusion of yourself by not showing people when was the last time you were active. It does not stop any notification but can reduce them to some extent.

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Tap on Account

Step 3: Tap on privacy

Step 3: Tap on Last seen

Step 4: Set it to nobody

iv) Unchecking read ticks: We have recently been introduced to the ticks and colour variation in the ticks when you send text to someone. One tick for the sent message, double for delivered and the ticks turn blue when they are read. But you can still hide yourself, by turning off the “read recipient” in the privacy setting of your WhatsApp

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Tap on Account

Step 3: Tap on privacy

Step 4: Turn on the “read recipient” option.

v) Hiding status and DP   Previously we could only enjoy the hiding status feature but we can now remove the Display Picture as well. We often check the status and DP of our contacts which gives us an idea of their activity. Hence, if you remove the display picture you can easily create an illusion that you are away and do not what to receive any text or notification.

Step 1: Go to settings

Step 2: Tap on Account

Step 3: Tap on privacy

Step 4: Select the Profile picture option and tap on No body.

2. Appear offline on iPhone: Well, there is no such special way to make yourself offline on iPhone apart from the above-mentioned common ways. However, one can easily appear offline with a quick tweak in the WhatsApp setting here’s how:

Go to WhatsApp settings > Chat Settings/ Privacy > Advanced. Turn off the Last Seen Timestamp option, and select Nobody.

This is more like turning of the Last seen and still you are able to chat and exchange words. However, this also helps you achieve an escape and at the same time helps you to carry out your work on the application. Note* you can also reverse the same by turning on the last seen Timestamps option.

  1. Using ‘Hide for WhatsApp’ app

Although WhatsApp provides you with an option where nobody gets to see your Last Seen but still when you are online, the status is reflected under your name. ‘Hide for WhatsApp’ is an application which allows to use WhatsApp, read or reply, without showing that you are online. This app actually uses Google Now to send messages so you get to read and reply to messages without being online. The app requires the following permissions –

  1. Read Notification
  2. Read Contacts

Steps of using the application – Step 1: Install the application. Step 2: Accept the ‘Read Notification’ and ‘Read Contacts’ permissions. Step 3: read and reply all your WhatsApp messages through this app. Using the app will be same like WhatsApp.

  1. How to hide ‘Typing’ in iPhone

You can hide your Last seen, active status but what would you do if people can still see your typing? Possibly you may not be aware of this tweak but you can also hide typing on WhatsApp in iPhone. There are basically two ways you can do this: #1 Turn off your internet connection. Send your message. Instead of ticks, you will find a clock icon. Now, turn on your Internet connection. As soon as you turn it on, your message will be sent and no one can see you “typing”. #2 This can be achieved by an external app called GBWhatsApp. Try installing it. Once you install this app go to the setting option > Privacy > Tap on Writing Status, this is how you can hide the ‘Typing’ feature in your iPhone.

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