Do I show up as "online" even when my WhatsApp app is closed?

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Feb 5, 2018, 9:06:18 PM via Website

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I'm wondering if I have whatsapp installed on my android cell phone but not running, meaning it doesn't show up when I press the recent apps button on my phone, will I show up as "online" to other whatsapp users in my contact list? I ask because a few days ago, a friend sent me a message asking me if I was available because she said she could see that I was online. However, I'm almost certain that I had ended the app about an hour earlier (tapped recent apps key then tapped the X on whatsapp. Also, let's say I do have whatsapp running but I'm using another app for example twitter, would I show up as online then? I'm assuming so considering I have the app open but want to be sure.

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Feb 7, 2018, 12:25:27 PM via Website

May be the app is open in the foreground or background.You have to close it before locking your screen.

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May 4, 2018, 7:53:42 AM via Website

No,it won't show online....but in some cases it does show online,you have to clear the app from background of your device.

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Dec 24, 2018, 11:41:14 AM via Website

Yes may be your account is signed in via WhatsApp web.

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Oct 10, 2019, 8:19:36 PM via Website

Okay so if the app is not cleared on the background but the internet is still on and push notifications pop up now and then, will it show ONLINE?

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