WhatsApp, the Meta-owned instant messaging app has been testing a lot of features lately. The cross messaging platform frequently updates its app to enhance user experience. One of the quirky features that may have gone unnoticed is the option to keep your name in invisible text. Technically you can’t skip the step to add your name, however, you can try this trick to hide your name or keep it blank for privacy purposes. Also Read - You can share your WhatsApp Status updates on other apps, here’s how
The process sounds simple, but how do get started? The steps are easy and you won’t have to wave a wand to make your name disappear. Here’s how to do it. Also Read - BMC launches MyBMC Assist WhatsApp helpline for Mumbaikars: How it works
How to make your name invisible on WhatsApp
As mentioned earlier, WhatsApp ideally doesn’t allow the user to keep their name section empty, but there are tricks that can help you do it. Here’s how- Also Read - Can you really use two WhatsApp accounts on one phone? Check here
Step 1- First launch the Whatsapp app on your mobile and PC
Step 2: UP next, copy these two symbols: Symbols: ⇨ ຸ
Step 3- Then head to the settings option
Step 4- Tap on your current Whatsapp name and then on the pencil icon
Step 5- Now paste the characters that you have copied earlier
Step 6- Then remove the arrow symbol i.e. (⇨ ), and leave the other symbol (ຸ), select the OK button to change your name. Following this, your name will disappear on Whatsapp.
There’s another trick that you can try to hide your name. Here’s how-
Step 1: Copy this (⠀) and then head to WhatsApp
Step 2: Go to Settings, open your profile, and remove your name
Step 3: Then paste this (⠀) and hit the save option. Your friends will then see a blank space when they tap on your profile.
To note, if someone adds you to a WhatsApp group, they won’t be able to see your name unless they have you added as a contact.