Be invisible on WhatsApp™ Web by disabling read receipts and presence updates See other people's read receipts, but never send yours. Freely explore any chat thread without making it read. And additionally, nobody knows you're online.

What is WAIncognito?

WAIncognito is an unofficial Firefox add-on that lets you disable read receipts and presence updates on WhatsApp™ Web. With this add-on, you can freely explore chat threads without sending read receipts or revealing your online status.

By: 9gabr
Users: 307 ▲ 10
Rating: 4.00 (4)
Version: 2.0.1 (Last updated: 2023-02-06)
Creation date: 2023-02-06
Weekly download count: 25
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • https://web.whatsapp.com/*
Size: 276.02K
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  • Adds a new menu in WhatsApp™ Web that lets you toggle on and off the sending of:
    • Read receipts for messages (two blue ticks mark)
    • "Last Seen" updates (presence)
  • Works for groups
  • Works for statuses/stories
  • Keeps deleted messages and restores them later
  • Lets you set a safety timeout that allows you to automatically send the read receipts after a certain time from opening the message. During this time you are given a cancel button, which prevents the receipt from being sent.
  • When read receipts are blocked, the unread messages counteres show up transperent, and when you read them they turn red. This helps to tell when you are in invisible mode and it is safe to click on chats.
  • If you want to mark a spesific chat as read anyway, you can open the sub-menu of it and choose "mark as read". A warning will show up and when you confirm, a read receipt will be sent.

———————————————————— LEGAL ————————————————————

WhatsApp is a trademark of WhatsApp Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. This extension is an independent project developed by Tomer H. and has no relationship to WhatsApp or WhatsApp Inc.

User reviews
by Isai, 2023-10-20
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Risk impact

WAIncognito may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

WAIncognito has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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