Does Whatsapp Show Online When on Video Call

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Does Whatsapp Show Online When on Video Call

Does Whatsapp Show Online When on Video Call

Whatsapp doesn’t show online when Someone is on a video call. In WhatsApp, if you are attempting to call Someone or an incoming call, you will appear as active online while your app is open.

Unless you have the app open, you will not appear to be online. But if you are on the phone and do not want to be visible online, you should close the application (you can continue your conversation). Once you close the application, you will be offline. 

The WhatsApp online status is only triggered when you’re on the app, which comes in handy whenever you want to be on call with people but don’t want anyone to know that you’re online.

The WhatsApp online status only shows when you’re trying to use WhatsApp, so if you want to use it to know when Someone is on a video call, you won’t be able to if they’ve closed the app.

If they want their online status hidden and know about this, they’d close the app. The same goes for you; if you don’t want WhatsApp to reveal that you’ve been using the app, you need to close the app whenever you’re on a video call with Someone.

The only case that WhatsApp will show online when Someone is on a video call is when they start to conduct the call. When you start the call, the online status will show because both callers are on the app trying to start the call but as soon as they go off the app, it’ll go away. As soon as the call is ended, the online status for both callers will be shown, and it will say online.

Test It Out

If you want to test this out for yourself, you have three different phones with three different sims. If you don’t have multiple phones, you can grab a family member’s one. To start the test, you can grab two phones and start a video call while grabbing the third phone to check the WhatsApp status of the other phones while they’re trying to make the call.

Once the call is made, and they’re both off the app, the status will change to online. If they used their native phone app to make the call and didn’t use WhatsApp, their online status won’t say online.

As soon as the call is ended, you’ll see that their online status will say online again. This is all the same for Android and iPhone.

If Someone is on a voice call, then their online status won’t be shown, but if you try to call them through WhatsApp, you’ll get the notification that the user is on another call or the user is busy.

WhatsApp Last Seen

You need to remember that Whatsapp users are able to hide their last seen or online status from settings meaning that they could be online or on another call and you’d have no idea. The only way to know if they’re on another call is if you call them and WhatsApp tells you they’re busy or on another call.

If the user is on another WhatsApp call, and you don’t want to call them, they’re you’re never going to know if they’re online or not since they’ve turned off their last seen information.

If the person decided to show their last seen information and didn’t hide it in settings when they’re on another WhatsApp call, you won’t be able to see that they’re online; it’ll only give you the last seen information.

If you think Someone is on another call, but they’d hidden their last seen info, then there’s no way to know if they’re on another call without calling them because WhatsApp isn’t going to tell you when they’re online.

There are also no third-party apps that allow people to see your WhatsApp status if you’ve hidden your last seen info. So if you want to know if Someone is on another call on Whatsapp, since WhatsApp doesn’t say they’re online when they’re on another call, you’ll need to call them so that WhatsApp either lets you know that they’re busy or they’re on another call.

If Someone is on WhatsApp Call Does it Show Online?

Whatsapp doesn’t show online when Someone’s on a WhatsApp call. In WhatsApp, if you are attempting to call Someone or you’re about to receive an incoming call, your WhatsApp status will stay online as you have the app open.

As soon as you decide to close the app, you will not appear to be online. But if you are a phone call and you do not want to be visible online, you should close the app (you can continue your conversation). Once you close the application, you will be offline. 

The WhatsApp online status is only triggered when you’re on the app which comes in handy whenever you want to be on call with people but don’t want anyone to know that you’re online.

The WhatsApp online status only shows when you’re trying to use WhatsApp so if you want to use it to know when Someone is on a call, you won’t be able to if they’ve closed the app. If they want their online status hidden and know about this, they’d simply close the app.

The same goes for you; if you don’t want WhatsApp to reveal that you’ve been using the app, you need to close the app whenever you’re on a video call with Someone.

Is There An Option To Be Offline While Using The App?

Contrary to common misconceptions, there is no method to disable your online status for a single individual unless you want to block them.

Users may see your online status by default, and there is nothing you can do to prevent this. However, you can hide the “Last Seen” option for contacts (those who have been added to your phone’s contacts list) or for everyone.

Aside from that, there is also the option to enable/disable “Seen Receipts,” which is WhatsApp’s equivalent of delivery notifications. Deactivating this would prevent your contacts from knowing whether or not you have read their messages (usually indicated by two blue tick marks). 

“User Is On Another Call” Whatsapp

When you try and call Someone on another phone or video call in WhatsApp, it’ll say that they’re currently on another call. This is the only concrete way for people to know that you’re on a video call while you’re using WhatsApp.

If you want to find out if Someone is using WhatsApp as well, rather than checking if they’re online (WhatsApp doesn’t say Someone is online if they’re on another video call if they have the app closed, it only says it if they’re on the call while using the app) you can call them and check if WhatsApp says the user is on another call.

You’d have to call them to know for sure if they are on another call – if you do call them and they aren’t on another call, the call will ring, and they’ll pick up if they want to.

If the person is using their native phone app to be on that call, then the WhatsApp call will still go through like normal, and you won’t know that they’re speaking to Someone using their native phone app. You’ll only be told that they’re on another call if you try to call them using Messenger.

A WhatsApp bug is causing internet connectivity troubles, which can cause it to say that the user is on another call when they aren’t.

The reason for this is the confusion that your phone experiences when you’re about to go out of wifi range and your phone is attempting to determine whether to connect to wifi or cellular data when a call comes in simultaneously as the phone is trying to decide.

It occurs more frequently on Android than iOS devices, and no one understands why. The most effective solution to resolve the problem would be to keep your Whatsapp up to date. For those experiencing this issue, you should delete the app and reinstall the most recent version of Whatsapp.

Whatsapp Call Online Status

If you and a recipient are on a call, the online status won’t show; only your last seen info will be shown if you both have it enabled. Your online status will be shown as soon as you’re done with the call.

When the call is over, it’ll say you’re online, and it’ll only change once you close the app. For as long as you’re on the call with the other person, as long as you don’t go on the app, WhatsApp isn’t going to say that you’re online.

The Takeaway

WhatsApp voice calling works in a similar way to other VoIP apps. WhatsApp provides end-to-end encryption to its users to provide safety while texting and calling. All texts and calls that pass via the platform are encrypted; only the sender or receiver may see them.

WhatsApp Messenger cannot read or record messages or phone conversations. While there are several settings you can change on Whatsapp, your ‘online’ status is not one of them. You are online while you use the app, even when you are on a call.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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