You might have wondered how to check if someone is online on WhatsApp. Although there isn’t a specific list showing who is currently online, there are several ways to figure it out.
Firstly, you can open a chat with the person, and this will display their online status. Alternatively, you can use a Google Chrome extension that notifies you when the contact is online. Let’s get into the details below!
How to know that the person is online on WhatsApp on a mobile
The fastest way to find out if someone is online on WhatsApp is to use the conversation to get the information.
- Open WhatsApp (Android | iOS) on your cell phone and open the conversation with the person;
- In the top menu, but specifically under the name, check if it says “Online”;
- If nothing is written or you are viewing the message “Last seen, “ the person is offline.
It’s important to note that when someone is marked as “online” on WhatsApp, it simply means that they have the app open and are connected to the internet. It doesn’t necessarily indicate they are actively available to respond immediately, even if the platform shows they have read your message.
How to know that the person is online on WhatsApp Web
Another option is to use an extension for Google Chrome that notifies you whenever specific contacts come online.
- Download the extension WA Web Plus for WhatsApp from the Chrome Web Store — remember that it is also compatible with other browsers, such as Microsoft Edge;
- Open WhatsApp Web (Web) and click the extension icon in the upper right corner to open its options menu;
- Check the option “Notify online contacts”;
- Whenever any contact goes online, you will receive a notification.
Is it possible to prevent people from knowing I am online on WhatsApp?
It’s worth noting that WhatsApp doesn’t provide a native option to remove the “Online” status. This information is the only privacy aspect the messenger doesn’t allow you to disable. Whenever you’re online, your contacts will be able to see it.
However, in recent update whatsapp allows you to hide your online status but then you won’t be able to others online status also.