How to send message in WhatsApp without going Online

Yeah, you read it correctly, with the latest update of WhatsApp for iOS, it is possible to reply to messages without going online and changing your last seen timestamp.

With the WhatsApp update( version 2.12.10) for iOS which came on November 2nd, the feature to quickly reply to messages right from notification is incorporated. Earlier in iOS 8, this feature came for Messages app and now you can reply from notifications for WhatsApp messages too which will definitely save a lot of time. Moreover, this feature has an extra added benefit or use so to say.

Note : With latest WhatsApp update in August 2016, on using this method you will be marked online and last seen time stamp will be changed/updated. However, you can still use this method to reply to a message quickly without opening WhatsApp.

 Send message in WhatsApp without going Online

Reply from notification feature allows you to send/reply to messages without going online in WhatsApp. Hence replying from notification will not even change your Last Seen time stamp. Here are the multiple ways you can reply from notifications for WhatsApp messages.

Method 1 : 

Send message without opening WhatsApp

Just drag down the notification to type your reply as shown in image below and Tap on Send. It is similar to notifications for Messages app.

Send Message in WhatsApp without going Online
Drag down the WhatsApp message notification to reply

To send Message in WhatsApp without changing Online status for Android you can read the following article : Send message without opening WhatsApp

Method 2 :

Send message in WhatsApp without changing Last Seen

If you get a WhatsApp message notification on Lock screen when iPhone/iPad is locked then you can simply swipe towards left of the screen on the notification and Tap Reply as shown below.

Send WhatsApp messages without opening WhatsApp
Reply to WhatsApp messages from Lock Screen

Method 3 :

Reply from Notifications for WhatsApp

If you somehow miss the notification which comes on top of the screen. You can swipe down and go to Notifications Tab. Under the notifications tab swipe left on the message and select Reply.

The feature to send WhatsApp messages quickly from notifications is quite useful for me. However, I don’t bother much about Last Seen and Online Status, just an observation so wrote about it. Is sending a message in WhatsApp without going Online useful for you?

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8 thoughts on “How to send message in WhatsApp without going Online

  1. Hemant, that was a nice little trick. I thought you would be marked online even if you reply quickly from the notifications. Thanks for the post.

    1. Yes, with the new WhatsApp update last seen is updated and you are marked online even if you reply from notifications. Previously, last seen wasn’t updated when you replied from notifications.

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