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How to Pretend you Are not on Whatsapp

 
How to Pretend you Are not on Whatsapp

Whatsapp has made a huge impact on the whole world by completely changed our perception of sending message. With whatsapp, on one hand you love to send messages to anyone within fraction of a second while on the other hand you might want to hide from some people such as a persistent lover, relatives or sometimes even parents. If you are trying to hide then read this OneHowTo article to find tricks about how to pretend you are not on Whatsapp.

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Change Phone Number

The best way to pretend you are not on Whatsapp is by changing your phone number through which Whatsapp is registered. You may think that changing phone number will erase all your earlier conversations or contacts. Don’t worry, now you can change your Whatsapp phone number while keeping the same account. Follow the steps given below to change phone number without changing the account.

  1. Open your Whatsapp account.
  2. Open settings.
  3. In Settings tap on 'Accounts tab'.
  4. In Accounts click on the option ‘Change Number’.
  5. An instruction page will come up. In this page, click on ‘Next’ located on top right corner.
  6. A new page will open where you have to enter the old phone number and then the new phone number.
  7. Finally click on ‘Done’. An SMS will be sent to your new number with verification code. Enter the code and your phone number will be changed.

Hide your Profile Picture

If some unwanted person gets hold of your phone number through which Whatsapp is registered then you can pretend you are not on Whatsapp by hiding your profile picture. To hide your profile picture follow the steps given below.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on ‘Accounts’ tab.
  3. In Accounts page, the first option is ‘Privacy’. Tap on it.
  4. There you will find the tab ‘Profile photo’. Tap on it.
  5. A pop-up page will open. Here select the option ‘My Contacts’. This will make your profile picture available to only those people whose phone number is saved in the Contact list of your phone.
  6. If you don’t want anyone to see your profile picture then select ‘Nobody’.

Hide Last Seen

Another way to pretend you are not on Whatsapp is by hiding your ‘Last Seen’. This way you can claim that you are registered in Whatsapp but you are not using it currently. To hide last seen go through the following steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on ‘Accounts’ tab.
  3. In the Accounts page, the first option is ‘Privacy’. Tap on it.
  4. The first option in the Privacy page is ‘Last Seen’. Select it.
  5. A pop up page will appear. Select ‘Nobody’ if you want no one to know when you have been using Whatsapp.

You can also select ‘My contacts’ if you want only people in your contacts to know when you have been using Whatsapp.

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