What reasons are there that WhatsApp shows me online, although I am neither using the application nor the phone as such. I don't know enough about WhatsApp to explain this to a friend who thinks I am lying. Could connection problems lead to a false status?
Whatsapp by default shows your status to your contact list - only. You have the option to show your status to contact list, everyone or nobody. This option can be reached by going to
Settings > Account > Privacy
Based on your question/scenario, it seems that your app is not working properly. Whatsapp only shows your 'ONLINE' when you access the app or are actively on it. If you close the app - but leave your phone on, the app should not show you 'ONLINE'. I would uninstall the app and reinstall it.
Of note, I would use an app like clean master to make sure that all files associated with the application are truly uninstalled to ensure that you have a clean re-install.
I got two explanations:
Apparently after searching, WhatsApp shows you online if the application is open in the background, even if you're not using it.
If you think you closed the app, i can think of only another explanation, WhatsApp servers are loaded and can't possibly update your status real-time.
If you closed the app for some time, let's say 30min? And it still shows you online, then must be another problem, refer to this
This issue is very much there its because you just switch to another app or any other area of phone without exiting whatsapp properly.
when it shows you online see your status in any other phone now if you are using Android Keep Pressing the Home Key for 3 Seconds you will see all app running in BG just close all however mainly if you close whatsapp you will immediately see yourself as Last Seen at so and so time in other phone.
Same way in Blackberry also you need to exit the app properly or in any phone you have to click settings and then choose Exit at the end in whatsapp.
This has been happening from past few days.