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A simple trick to be “offline” or “logout” on WhatsApp without deleting the app is to change the year back from the current year to the past year (example: from 2013 to 2012) and restart your phone. After restart, you will be offline from WhatsApp and you will not be bothered by WhatsApp messages and you will be able to receive phone calls, sms and other internet messages (email messages, google talk messages,…).
Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.
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I then connected to Wifi and sent a test message I did not see the test message - but as soon as I open the app the message came.
You will get the messages when you open the app though, but still they won't bother you.
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