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WHATSAPP users are being alerted to a new feature rolling out soon.

It gives you the ability to activate a "stealth mode" on the app.

Right now it's impossible to hide the fact that you're online.

All you can do is conceal your "Last Seen" status.

But the sleuths at WABetaInfo have uncovered a new feature "under development" that lets you hide when you're online.

Evidence of the change was unearthed in the "beta" trial version of WhatsApp used to test new features.

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The new feature will be available in Settings > Privacy > Last Seen & Online.

WhatsApp has been criticised in the past for not allowing users to hide their online statuses on the app.

"There may be different reasons why people want to use WhatsApp in stealth mode," said WABetaInfo.

"Some users want to use WhatsApp without being disturbed by other people.

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"Or they feel stalked by someone."

Sadly there's no guaranteed release date on this new feature.

But keep checking your WhatsApp for updates in the coming weeks, as it could give you the new feature.

Thankfully there's another option for those who are really keen to try it before everyone else.

If you want to try it before it rolls out more generally, follow our guide below to join the WhatsApp beta.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".

Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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