Be invisible on WhatsApp™ Web by disabling read receipts and presence updates

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What is WAIncognito?

WAIncognito is an Edge add-on that provides an invisible mode on WhatsApp™ Web. It disables sending of read receipts for messages and 'last seen' status, allowing users to browse chat threads without alerting others. Functions also include toggling these features, working for groups and statuses, restoring deleted messages, and more. All features focus on privacy and no user data is ever transmitted.

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By: WAPlus
Users: 2,164
Rating: 4.60 (19)
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2022-04-02)
Creation date: 2022-04-02
Manifest version: 2
Size: 210.51K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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WAIncognito (v2.1.1)
3.67 (226) 107,255
Not available on Firefox

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


  • 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.
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  • Easy to use
  • Efficient and powerful
  • Free
  • Bugs in conversations
Most mentioned
  • Good extension
  • Useful
  • Love it
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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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