Question: What does online on WhatsApp mean?

If a contact is online, they have WhatsApp open in the foreground on their device and are connected to the Internet. However, it doesnt necessarily mean the contact has read your message. Last seen refers to the last time the contact used WhatsApp.

Can you appear online on WhatsApp when you are not?

Whatsapp does not show you Online unless you are actively on it, or leave the app open. If you open other apps, the whatsapp app remains open but its now running in the background, at which point it would show a Last Seen not an Online status.

Why is someone always online on WhatsApp?

“Online” simply means that the person is using Whatsapp at the moment and he/she is connected to the internet. The person could be replying another friend or crafting an important message in another chat. Hence, he/she could just be too busy to look at your messages at the moment.

What does being online in WhatsApp mean?

Online means that contact has WhatsApp open in the foreground on their device and is connected to the Internet, which means they are active on the WhatsApp app. The online status, however, does not necessarily mean that the person has read your message.

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