In WhatsApp Group chat, when other person is typing when I am actively looking at the group conversation chat, I could see who is typing at the other end.

That conversely also means, when I am typing in a group chat, other people too can see me typing.

I checked the FAQ Section of WhatsApp. Could not found any settings mentioned for this.

Is there a way to disable showing "Me typing..." to other people in a group chat when I am typing? Wanted to surprise them by my post directly :)

  • I am not aware of such a feature yet in WhatsApp. – KhoPhi Feb 19 '16 at 12:55
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    I don't think this is possible: first because even if you turn off the 'last seen' option and write on a normal chat the other person can see 'John Doe is typing...'; second because groups have a lower privacy than normal chats (they can see if you read a message and when). EDIT: found articles and forum posts that confirm my idea: it is not possible unless you turn off mobile data while typing or installa a modded version of WA (if they still exist/work). – user127476 Feb 19 '16 at 17:27

You could try a modded version of WhatsApp, there are many of them nowadays and are constantly being updated too.

I have tried a few for research purposes only and Gb WhatsApp seems to have a bunch of extra options with the ability to block features like:

  • typing status,
  • online status,
  • and blue ticks to mention a few...

    Take a look here: WhatsApp modded versions for more information.

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