While using Telegram, you can hide your online status. By hiding online status, other users can not see if you are online. This gives you more privacy. After hiding your online status, you also can't see other users' online status. This article briefly explains how to hide your online status from other users in Telegram, step-by-step with pictures.
Hide Being Online on Telegram in 6 Steps
Step 1- Open Telegram App Download the Telegram App from Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone). You can register with your mobile number, name, and username.
After downloading, you’ll find the app on the home screen or you can search for it.
Click on it once, for the app to open.
Step 2- Tap on the three-bar icon Upon setting up the Telegram on your mobile device, open the app. You will find the 3 bar icon on top of the page. Click it. It’d host a couple of options.
This option opens the telegram menu bar.
Click on it just for one time.
Step 3- Tap on settings Upon opening the telegram bar, you’ll find a couple of options including – New Group, Contacts, Calls, People Nearby, and so on. Towards the end, you’ll have an option – Settings.
It hosts all the options to adjust or change various features in Telegram.
Click on it once.
Step 4- Tap on privacy & security After opening the settings, you’ll have your name and profile picture on top of the page, along with your mobile number, username, and Bio. Beneath this, we have settings for Notifications and Sounds, Privacy and Security, Data and Storage, Chat Settings, Folders, and Devices.
Privacy and Security hosts all the options related to your account privacy and app security.
Click on it once to open the option.
Step 5- Tap on last seen & online After opening Privacy and Security, you'll find a set of few options that include Blocked users (shows the persons you have blocked), Phone Number (who can see your phone number), Last Seen & Online (who can see your online status).
Open Last Seen & Online option to decide who must see your online status and last seen.
Click on Last Seen & Online once.
Step 6- Tap on nobody After opening the Last Seen & Online option, you can decide who can see your online status and last seen.
If you want everyone to see your online status, you can select Everyone.
If you want only your contact list to see, click My Contact.
If you don't want any one to see your online status, click Nobody.
Click the option once. And it is autosaved.
When you choose nobody must view your online status and last seen, all your contacts or new users can't view your online status or last seen. However they can send and receive messages from you. Even when your online status is hidden you can enable to receive notifications for all the messages you receive. Check here - How to Enable Telegram Notification. Hope you found this article on how to hide your online status useful.