WhatsApp hack lets you 'disappear' from messaging service without uninstalling app

WHATSAPP users that want to avoid their friends or colleagues can disappear on the app without uninstalling it.

Privacy features for mobile devices allow users to hide themselves if they want to fly under the radar.

There are ways to get out of the app without having to delete it, reports Sprout Wired.

Forcing the app to stop is a remedy that can be useful for users who want to stop receiving messages from the app.

To do this, the user can access the applications tab and find WhatsApp.

They then can tap the messenger icon and select “force stop.”

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Then on the same screen, the user can tap the mobile data area and disable “background data.”

This process only worked when connected to mobile data and not wifi.

After going through the procedure, the user doesn’t receive messages even when 4G is turned on, Sprout Wired reported.

The app can also be disabled temporarily, which can be done in the “help” tab.

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The user needs to inform the app that their device has been lost so the company can unlink the account.

There is a 30-day grace period for the account to be reactivated.

It’s normal to quickly check any messages that pop up from WhatsApp, but turning off notifications can help users who want to take some time off.

This can be adjusted in the phone’s settings or through the app itself where the user can customize sound, vibration, pop-up, light and notification style.

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Turning off read receipts can also help the user feel less pressure to respond to messages immediately.

Users can also use a timer to limit their usage if they need a break.

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